"Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Richard Dawkins on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Richard Dawkins on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Richard Dawkins on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Richard Dawkins on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Richard Dawkins on Bill Gates
"Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence."
"I was confirmed at my prep school at the age of 13."
"When I say that human beings are just gene machines, one shouldn't put too much emphasis on the word 'just.' There is a very great deal of complication, and indeed beauty in being a gene machine."
"Design can never be an ultimate explanation for anything. It can only be a proximate explanation. A plane or a car is explained by a designer but that's because the designer himself, the engineer, is explained by natural selection."
"The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference."