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Of Genes and Meaninglessness

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Science  15 Aug 1997:
Vol. 277, Issue 5328, pp. 892
DOI: 10.1126/science.277.5328.892

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Oxford zoologist Richard Dawkins, author of the acclaimed book The Selfish Gene, argues that belief in a higher purpose is an illusion. In a universe of selfish genes and blind physical forces, he says, faith is a dead issue.