Richard Dawkins: The Blind Watchmaker

 TimeFavorites

Evolution has no long-term goal. There is no long-distance target, no final perfection to serve as a criterion for selection, although human vanity cherishes the absurd notion that our species is the final goal of evolution.

Page 50

If you don`t know anything about computers, just remember that they are machines that do exactly what you tell them but often surprise you in the result.

Page 51

Mutation is random; natural selection is the very opposite of random.

Page 41

However many ways there may be of being alive, it is certain that there are vastly more ways of being dead, or rather not alive.

Page 9

It is almost as if the human brain were specifically designed to misunderstand Darwinism, and to find it hard to believe.

Preface

Accept

We use cookies to personalise ads and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our advertising and analytics partners. By using our site, you accept the use of these cookies. See details