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EVENT CANCELLED: Richard Dawkins: Science in the Soul: Selected Writings
Date Wednesday August 09
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKPFA Radio 94.1 FM
RICHARD DAWKINS
"Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist"
Hosted by Philip Maldari

Admit 1 + book= $35, admit 2+book=$45: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, info: kpfa.org/events

In a world grown irrational and hostile to facts, Science in the Soul is an essential collection by an indispensable author.

Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. 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. In 2006, he founded the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Dawkins is an atheist, well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design.

His latest book is Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist. In it the legendary biologist, provocateur, and bestselling author mounts a timely and passionate defense of science and clear thinking. Though it spans three decades, this book couldn't be more timely. Dawkins calls on us to insist that reason take center stage and that gut feelings, even when they don't represent the stirred dark waters of xenophobia, misogyny, or other blind prejudice, should stay out of the voting booth. Dawkins has equal ardor for "the sacred truth of nature" and renders here with typical virtuosity the glories and complexities of the natural world.

"In this golden age of enlightened science writing, it is stunning that no scientist has won the Nobel Prize for Literature... No living scientist is more deserving of such recognition than Richard Dawkins. . . . -Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine, columnist for Scientific American

Philip Maldari, veteran KPFA broadcaster, hosts the two-hour Sunday Morning Show every
week.

$35 (1 admit + book at door), $45 (2 admits + book at door).
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Aug 1st, 2017 12:10 PM
§This event has been cancelled
by KPFA Repost Tuesday Aug 8th, 2017 7:18 AM
See this webpage: https://kpfa.org/blog/statement-decision-cancel-richard-dawkins-event/

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