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Il Gene Egoista (Richard Dawkins, 1967)

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Il gene egoista è un saggio divulgativo rivoluzionario sull’evoluzione. Richard Dawkins sposta il centro della teoria della lotta per la sopravvivenza dall’individuo — pianta, animale, batterio — al gene, ovvero l’unità informativa di cui si compone il DNA.  356 more words

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On Comparing Animal Agriculture to The Holocaust

There are few things that upset people more than the sentiment carried with the following statement:

Eating meat, diary, and eggs may be socially acceptable now, but white people owning black people was also socially acceptable at one point.

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Somos máquinas de supervivencia ...

“Somos máquinas de supervivencia, vehículos programados a ciegas con el fin de preservar las egoístas moléculas conocidas con el nombre de genes.”

-Richard Dawkins, El Gen Egoísta


We are survival machines ...

“We are survival machines – robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes. This is a truth which still fills me with astonishment.”

― Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene


Evolution is a fact, not a controversy

Reading through even just a third of The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins, the celebrated biologist, one is armed with enough aha! 515 more words


The Genesis Problem: The Methodological Atheism of Science

“There is no such thing as philosophy-free science. There is only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on board without examination.”
– Daniel Dennett, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea… 2,111 more words