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Richard Dawkins
Richard Dawkins taught zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and at Oxford University and is now the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he has held since 1995. Among his previous books are The Ancestor's Tale, The Selfish Gene, The... show more



Richard Dawkins taught zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and at Oxford University and is now the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he has held since 1995. Among his previous books are The Ancestor's Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, and A Devil's Chaplain. Dawkins lives in Oxford with his wife, the actress and artist Lalla Ward.

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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 month ago
“Science can chip away at agnosticism, in a way that Huxley bent over backwards to deny for the special of God. I am arguing that, notwithstanding the polite abstinence of Huxley, Gould and many others, the God question is not in principle and forever outside the remit of science. As with the nature...
Death by Book Avalanche
Death by Book Avalanche rated it 9 months ago
✪✪✪✪✪ 5 starsThis was an intense and very thought provoking read. It's anything but light and Dawkins certainly likes to pack a punch.I imagine with this one that Dawkins is perhaps already preaching to the converted though as I think they are the only ones that would consider picking this one up. I...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it 2 years ago
Very good. Nice argument about all the areas of God/Jesus not being believable. I like the section on all others in religion who have since deconverted.
XOX
XOX rated it 2 years ago
The most amazing thing about "Climbing Mount Improbable" is that it is an easy read. Richard Dawkins had the talent in explaining things that he knew so well, in a storytelling way. Chapter one Facing Mount Rushmore How we could usually tell what is made by nature and what is not. But sometim...
pareidolia
pareidolia rated it 3 years ago
Things don't stop to be beautiful just because you can explain them.Life doesn't lose its wonders if you try to exchange faith for knowledge.And science is pretty freakin' awsome.It's Dawkin's love letter to science. Not a very well written love letter, unfortunately, but his enthusiasm shines throu...
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