RICHARD DAWKINS - 165Richard Dawkins IQ is 165. The following is Dawkins' gene-centric view of existence as summarized in the following 1991 quote:
“We are machines built by DNA whose purpose is to make more copies of the same DNA. That is exactly what we are here for. We are machines for propagating DNA, and the propagation of DNA is a self-sustaining process. It is every living object’s sole reason for living.”
A number of significant difficulties exist in Dawkin's overall theory, which on one hand is a modern step above the Biblical view of existence and purpose, yet on another hand is invariably attributing a misaligned viewpoint to hard science (physics, chemistry, and thermodynamics), which is not his field of expertise (zoology).
To point out his salient difficulties: firstly, chemical synthesis is the correct name for the process by which humans came about over billions of years from hydrogen atom precursors, as first enunciated in French philosopher Jean Sales' 1798 human molecular hypothesis, not by English naturalist Charles Darwin's 1859 evolution theory, which is only a partial theory of a bigger process; secondly, a human is not a living object, but rather an animated or reactive entity; third, human chemical reactions are not self-sustaining, a process that amounts to a perpetual motion claim, but rather heat-driven; fourth, humans are not machines (human machines), which is a defunct 19th century theory, but rather molecules (human molecules); fifth, and most incorrect among his many grandiose claims, the sole reason for an animated object's existence is not "propagation of DNA", but rather a reaction path dictated by Gibbs free energy change, as these free energy differentials are coupled to the spins and heat cycles of the universe.
Some information about Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins was born in 26 March 1941. He is an English ethnologist, author and evolutionary biologist. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford’s Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008.
Dawkins first came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularized the gene-centered view of evolution and introduced the term meme. With his book The Extended Phenotype (1982), he introduces into evolutionary biology the influential concept that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily limited to an organism’s body, but can stretch far into the environment. In 2006, with Richard Dawkins IQ, he founded the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.