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Darwin, Dawkins and God

31 August, 2006

Compare and contrast:

“I’m a Darwinist becase I believe the only alternatives are Lamarckism or God, neither of which does the job as an explanatory principle. Life in the universe is either Darwinian or something else not yet thought of.”

– Richard Dawkins in ‘ Survival Machine’, from ‘the Third Culture’ ed. J Brockman, 1996.

“Either half my colleagues are enormously stupid, or else the science of Darwinism is fully compatible with conventional religious beliefs – and equally compatible with atheism.”

– Stephen Jay Gould, ‘Impeaching a Self-Appointed Judge’.

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