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  Richard Dawkins


   1941—
    
    World's most famous atheist



Richard Dawkins is the Charles Siomonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. In his best selling book, The God Delusion*, our world's most prominent atheist asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the crusades to 9/11.
    He is considered to be one of the world's top ten intellectuals. The New York Times Book Review has hailed him as a writer who “understands the issues so clearly that he forces his reader to understand them too.”

    * The first chapter of his book is available from his official web site. www.richarddawkins.net

My point is that the survival mechanism that makes children's brains believe what they're told — is automatically vulnerable to parasitic codes such as “You must believe in the great juju in the sky,” or “You must kneel down and face east and pray five times a day.” These codes (memes) are then passed down through generations. And there’s no obvious reason why it should stop.

Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence.


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Kathy Griffin
Sam Harris
Robert Heinlein
Ernest HemingwayNobel Prize Winner
Nat Hentoff
Kathryn Hepburn
Christopher
         Hitchens
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David Hume
Aldous Huxley
Sir Julian Huxley
Thomas Huxley
Robert G. Ingersoll
Thomas Jefferson
Billy Joel
John of Lackland
Angelina Jolie
James Joyce
Diane Keaton
Larry King
Paul Krassner
Stanley Kubrick
Marilyn LaCourt
Dalai Lama Nobel Prize Winner
Bruce Lee
John LennonNoteworthy
Abraham Lincoln
Mel Lipman
James Lipton
H. P. Lovecraft
James Madison
Christopher Marlowe
Joseph McCabe
Robert McNally
Marquis de Sade
Karl Marx
David Matthews
Henry Lewis       Mencken
Jean Meslier
Arthur Miller
Jean Stewart Mill
Desmond Morris
Jawaharhial Nehru

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Jack Nicholson
Freidrich Nietzsche
Madalyn Murray
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Olof Palme
Steven Pinker
Plato
James Randi
Ron Reagan Jr.
Christopher Reeve
Mordecai Richler
Gene Roddenberry
Andy Rooney
Arthur Rubenstein
Salmon Rushdie
Bertrand RussellNobel Prize Winner
Carl Sagan
Jean Paul Sartre
Charles Schulz Noteworthy
Lucius Annucus
      Seneca

George Bernard
       Shaw 
Nobel Prize Winner
Percy Shelley
Arthur Shopenhauer
Herb Silverman
Burrhus Brederick
     Skinner “B.F.

Annika Sorenstam
Sir Charles Spencer
   “Charlie Chaplin”

Dr. Benjamin SpockNoteworthy
Rod Steiger
Gloria Steinem
Sir Leslie Stephen
William Howard
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Vincent Van Gogh
Kurt Vonnegut
Gore Vidal
George Washington
Dr. James Watson
Steven Weinberg Nobel Prize Winner
Oscar Wilde
Ted Williams
Bruce Willis
Virginia Woolf
Thomas Woolston
Steve Wozniak
Frank Lloyd Wright


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