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RICHARD DAWKINS is an evolutionary
biologist and the Charles Simonyi Professor For The Understanding Of
Science at Oxford University; Fellow of New College;
author of _The
Selfish Gene_ ,
_The Extended Phenotype_, _The Blind Watchmaker_, _River out of Eden_
(Science Masters Series), _Climbing Mount Improbable_, and the recently
published _Unweaving the Rainbow_.
coined the term "Meme"
which is now an entire field of study.
"I urge you, to save your soul, to read _The Extended
Phenotype_" - Francis Crick
Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
Richard Dawkins: Because
of the selfishness of the road-crossing meme.
"...for hardcore reductionists
like Richard Dawkins DNA is the only essential part of ourselves; our bodies
and our passions are just expendable machinery for the immortal
propagation of the spiral molecule. But as Nelkin and Lindee point
out, Dawkins's extreme reductionism, in which DNA
achieves eternal life at the expense of the individual body, "is in many
ways a theological narrative, resembling the belief that the things of
this world (the body) do not matter, while the soul (DNA) lasts forever."
- Erik Davis - _Techgnosis:
& Mysticism In The Age Of Information_