British scientists Richard Dawkins is a famous, some would say rather infamous, evolutionist. He is something of an arch-atheist too. He's published
dozens of books examining the controversies in evolutionary and biological science. He also takes a keen interest in the public perception of science
and the spread of anti-science.
He might also be remebered by many as being the late american scientist's Stephen J Gould's passionate antagonist, with the two exchanging
criticisms of each other's theories in several of their books. Their debates allways seemed to be fruitful, and the two seemed to respect each other
inspite of their disagreements.
Dr. Dawkin's is also the originator of the term 'memes' and a great popularizer of the successful term.
Saturday, 9th April 2005
The Royal Museum of Scotland
Interview with Richard Dawkins by New Scientist editor, Alun Anderson. They will discuss Richard, his work and his most recent work, The Ancestor's
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Anyone in the Edinburg area will be in for a treat when this occurs. Dawkin's is an interesting character, and I suspect that his views, perceived
as quite arrogant by his critics, will draw many of those critics to vocally interject during the interview.
Dawkins has more intelligent pronouncements, than, say, the smirking chimp, but it is by virtue of the smirking chimp's positional power to misuse
intelligence services and destroy the global peace "process" that the smirking chimp is covered as "news" when he opens his mouth to prevaricate.
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