Three and a half important facts about the theory of evolution

May 28, 2011

I was recently reading The Mind’s I, an anthology of reflections on souls, self, and consciousness compiled by two of my intellectual heroes, Professors Douglas Hofstadter and Daniel Dennett. I’m about 150 pages and all I can say is that it’s definitely a must-read. But I’ll talk about that more in some other post.

One of the pieces featured in the book was an excerpt from Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish GeneAfter reading it, I kind of kicked myself. I’d never really been interested in Dawkins before, since to me he was just that “atheist guy”; now I would revise that mental reference to read “that guy who really knows his evolutionary biology and now uses his immense prestige in the scientific community as well as his high name recognition to widely promote his views regarding religion.”

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