Summary Of God's Utility Function By Richard Dawkins

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In his article God’s Utility Function, Dr. Richard Dawkins brings the Darwinian Theory of natural selection to a different level. Dr. Dawkins asks the questions “Why are we here? What are we for? Why are we what we are?”. He asks ‘Why do some organisms survive and some perish?”. He then presents his idea that is more fundamental than Darwinian natural selection. Instead of looking at life from the perspective of individual organisms battling for survival, Dr. Dawkins hypothesizes that everything in life has to do with a battle for survival of the genes. He claims that the reason for life is to ensure the survival of DNA. He supports this hypothesis by comparing the cheetah and the gazelle. He notes that the cheetah has been designed to hunt
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