The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

March 26, 2017

March 26, 1941

Richard Dawkins (March 26, 1941) is a famous academic whose numerous publications include The God Delusion. (2006). He may have more in common with theists than he appreciates: both camps take seriously their own ability to generalize.

Dawkins in his eulogy (2001) for Douglas Adams, most famous for his "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" quotes the latter: “If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.”

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