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Richard Dawkins: Brief Candle in the Dark, My Life in Science

Date:
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Phone:
510-967-4495
Location Details:
King Middle School
1781 Rose St
Berkeley, CA 94709
510-644-6280
http://www.mlkmiddleschool.org

"A century from now historians will take note of a mere handful of scientific luminaries from the second half of the 20th century who changed not just their science but their culture.
First among them will surely be Richard Dawkins, unquestionably one of the great minds of our time who is also an eloquent writer." -- Michael Shermer, Scientific American columnist

In Brief Candle in the Dark, Dawkins explores the halls of intellectual inquiry and stardom he encountered after the publication of The Selfish Gene; affectionately lampooning the world of academia, publishing, and television. Studding the pages with funny stories about the great men and women he's known, Dawkins offers a candid look at the events and ideas that encouraged him to shift his attention to the intersection of culture, religion and science, culminating in that stunning blockbuster, The God Delusion, which was a huge factor in transforming him into the vibrant and controversial public intellectual he is today.

Among Dawkins' other books are: An Appetite for Wonder, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, The Ancestor's Tale and The Greatest Show on Earth. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and was the inaugural holder of the Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University.

Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert, the host of KPFA's outstanding weekday show, UpFront.

advance tickets: $20 (1 admission) , $40 (1 admission & one book), $50 (2 admissions & one book) Pre-paid books to be picked up at event. 800-838-3006 or Pegasus (3 sites) Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's, S.F. - Modern Times. KPFA benefit http://www.kpfa.org/events
poster- bobbaldock.com
Added to the calendar on Sun, Sep 13, 2015 11:33AM
§An Evening with Richard Dawkins: Brief Candle in the Dark
by Bob Baldock
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M.L.King Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley free parking

“A century from now historians will take note of a mere handful of scientific luminaries from the second half of the 20th century who changed not just their science but their culture. First among them will surely be Richard Dawkins, unquestionably one of the great minds of our time." - Scientific American Dawkins will discuss his life and work, and our predicaments.

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