Thirty years ago, British scientist Richard Dawkins set out to explain the newest and most thought-provoking theories of evolutionary biology to a wider audience. Written with clear and vivid prose, Dawkin's groundbreaking book The Selfish Gene reignited Darwinian theory and synthesized broad ideas on natural selection, influencing both his peers and the public. Throughout his prestigious writing career in books including Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil's Chaplain, and The Ancestor's Tale, Dawkins has exposed many common misperceptions of evolutionary theory. A rationalist and vocal atheist, Dawkins asserts the irrational belief in God in his most recent book The God Delusion. Dawkins firmly roots The God Delusion in historical arguments for a divine being, from St. Augustine onwards, and negates influential theologians. His impassioned rebuttal compellingly shows how religious fervor fuels wars, compounds bigotry, and perpetuates oppression in human society. One of the most influential scientists of our time, Dawkins is the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University.
In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt
Monday, October 30, 2006
** at the Palace of Fine ArtsTheatre
Ticket prices are $19.00
Official Website: http://www.cityarts.net/n.dawkins.html
Added by malpern on August 27, 2006