Town Hall and University Book Store as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft.
Born to enthusiastic naturalists and linked to accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes—but which influences shaped his life and intellectual development? And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and thinker now famous (some might say infamous) around the world? Dawkins, author of the seminal The God Delusion and the new autobiography An Appetite for Wonder, traces his journey from childhood in colonial Africa to the Church of England; teenage rebellion; and Oxford, where vigorous debate, intellectual curiosity, and inspirational mentors formed a crucial catalyst—and resulted in Dawkins’ radical new vision of Darwinism (The Selfish Gene).
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