Richard Dawkins: Waking Up In The Universe—Growing Up In The Universe

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  • Katie

    “And let me tell you something: civilization is still very young, and the universe is a mysterious, magical place in which to be growing up . . . “-Arthur C. Clarke

  • Peter Pants

    Richard Dawkins is always a big wet blanket as far as I am concerned. He talks about the God delusion but Richard himself is the one who is lost in an illusion. His words are not inspiring. Yet words are something that he never seems to run out of. He is a blank slate. An expty shell without an identity. Firing neurons have created the illusion that there is an ‘I’ to which he refers to himself when in actuality there is not. There is no ‘I’. No self. No ‘soul’. Firing neurons have created the illusion that something exists that is greater than the sum of its parts. There is jo Richard Dawkins. There is no ‘I’. Just the illusion of there bing one which he has been fooled into believing. I suppose that’s the ‘Dawkin’s Dellusion’.