Richard Dawkins

At [[Cooper Union]], [[New York City]] (2010) Clinton Richard Dawkins (born 26 March 1941) is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008.

Dawkins first came to prominence with his 1976 book ''The Selfish Gene'', which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution and introduced the term ''meme''. In 1982, he introduced into evolutionary biology the influential concept that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily limited to an organism's body, but can stretch far into the environment, including the bodies of other organisms. This concept is presented in his book ''The Extended Phenotype''. In 2006, he founded the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science.

Dawkins is a noted atheist. and is well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design. In his 1986 book ''The Blind Watchmaker'', he argues against the watchmaker analogy, an argument for the existence of a supernatural creator based upon the complexity of living organisms. Instead, he describes evolutionary processes as analogous to a ''blind'' watchmaker. In his most popular book, his 2006 book ''The God Delusion'', Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that religious faith is a delusion. He is an opponent of creationism being taught in schools. He makes regular television and radio appearances, predominantly discussing his books, his atheism and his ideas and opinions as a public intellectual. Provided by Wikipedia

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