Richard Dawkins "The Magic of Reality" (3of5) @ EKU w/ iPad App Demo





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Published on Oct 10, 2011

Richard Dawkins "The Magic of Reality" @ EKU

( 3 of 5 )

Eastern Kentucky University's 2011-2012 Chautauqua Lecture Series

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Professor Richard Dawkins is one of the world's leading scientific intellectuals, specializing in evolutionary biology. Dawkins studied zoology at Balliol College at Oxford, completing a BA in zoology and remaining there to later complete his Masters and his D. Phil. Dawkins went on to become an Assistant Professor in Zoology at the University of California at Berkeley but returned to Oxford as a junior lecturer in Zoology and, in time, was awarded a Fellowship at New College. He later held the position of Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University.

Dawkins is best known for his books which include: The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, and The God Delusion. The last of these, widely influential and controversial, has sold 1.5 million copies in its English-language edition and been translated into 31 other languages. The Wall Street Journal said his "passion is supported by an awe-inspiring literary craftsmanship." The New York Times Book Review has hailed him as a writer who "understands the issues so clearly that he forces his reader to understand them too."

News Articles

"The crowd started forming at 11 a.m. and filled the auditorium 90 minutes before the speech began."

Source: Renowned author Richard Dawkins asks EKU audience to look past myths http://www.kentucky.com/2011/10/07/19...

"The crowd filled the 1,600-seat Brock auditorium, and more than 635 overfilled three other auditoriums where Dawkins' lecture could be viewed by closed-circuit television."

Source: Overflow audience hears less strident Richard Dawkins http://richmondregister.com/lifestyle...


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