Parenting Without God pg 90
Feb 22, 2016 · 20 

“Go to every PTA meeting you can. Be a voice and run for PTA and the school board if you can. Meet with your children’s teachers to find out what is being taught in their classes. Sadly, we may have to supplement at home. I think this is one reason why I am hearing more …

The Citizen Lobbyist, pg 89
Feb 16, 2016 · 10 

Life Driven Purpose, pg 52
Feb 9, 2016 · 197 

The Necessity of Secularism, pg 33
Feb 2, 2016 · 41 

“One of the most ridiculous claims that has gained currency among some Religious Right advocates is that the Constitution doesn’t provide for separation of church and state because the phrase “separation of church and state” is not itself in the Constitution. What these persons fails to understand is that it would have been redundant to …

The Selfish Gene, 2nd Edition, page 55
Jan 26, 2016 · 60 

Genes work by controlling protein synthesis. This is a powerful way of manipulating the world, but it is slow. It takes months of patiently pulling protein strings to build an embryo. The whole point about behaviour, on the other hand, is that it is fast. It works on a time-scale not of months but of …

Climbing Mount Improbable, p 199 (US edition)
Jan 19, 2016 · 32 

Now we come to a piece of genuine uncertainty and a spectrum of opinion among biologists. At one extreme are those who feel that we can take genetic variation more-or-less for granted. If the selection pressure exists, they feel, there will always be enough genetic variation to accommodate it. The trajectory of a lineage in …

The Ancestor’s Tale, chapter called Canterbury
Jan 11, 2016 · 5 

Fire rivals breath as imagery for life. When we die, the fire of life goes out. Our ancestors who first tamed it probably thought fire a living thing, a god even. Staring into flames or embers, especially at night when the campfire warmed and protected them, did they commune in imagination with a glowing, dancing …

The Selfish Gene, 2nd Edition, p 109
Jan 5, 2016 · 38 

It is easy to see why some people have wanted to separate parental care from the other kinds of kin-selected altruism. Parental care looks like an integral part of reproduction whereas, for example, altruism toward a nephew is not. I think there really is an important distinction hidden here, but that people have mistaken what …

The Selfish Gene, 2nd Edition, p 95
Dec 22, 2015 · 52 

“To extend the actuarial analogy, individuals can be thought of as life-insurance underwriters. An individual can be expected to invest or risk a certain proportion of his own assets in the life of another individual. He takes into account his relatedness to the other individual, and also whether the individual is a ‘good risk’ in …

Climbing Mount Improbable, p 199
Dec 7, 2015 · 32 

“Now we come to a piece of genuine uncertainty and a spectrum of opinion among biologists. At one extreme are those who feel that we can take genetic variation more-or-less for granted. If the selection pressure exists, they feel, there will always be enough genetic variation to accommodate it. The trajectory of a lineage in …