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Richard Dawkins

Richard DawkinsAKA Clinton Richard Dawkins

Born: 26-Mar-1941
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Biologist, Philosopher, Zoologist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Zoologist and evolutionary biologist

Zoologist, evolutionary biologist. Studied under Nikolaas Tinbergen, and was introduced to his wife by Douglas Adams. At age 9 Dawkins discovered the Argument from Design as proof of God and became deeply religious. At age 16 he decided Darwinism was a better explanation for design and converted to atheism.

Father: Clinton John Dawkins (b. 1915, d. 2010)
Mother: Jean Mary Vyvyan Ladner (m. 1939)
Wife: Marian Stamp (m. 19-Aug-1967, div. 1984)
Wife: Eve Barham (m. 1-Jun-1984, div., d.)
Daughter: Juliet
Wife: Lalla Ward (actress, m. 1992)

    High School: Oundle School, Peterborough, England (1959)
    University: BA Zoology, Balliol College, Oxford University (1962)
    University: PhD, Oxford University
    Professor: University of California at Berkeley (1967-69)
    Professor: Oxford University

    British Humanist Association
    Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Fellow
    CSICOP Fellow
    International Academy of Humanism Laureate
    National Secular Society Honorary Associate
    Royal Society 2001
    Secular Coalition for America Advisory Board
    Secular Student Alliance Academic Advisory Board
    World Technology Network
    Faraday Prize 1990
    Humanist of the Year 1996
    The Third Culture
    Converted to Atheism formerly Anglican

    The Unbelievers (29-Apr-2013) · Himself
    The Nature of Existence (Apr-2009)
    Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (18-Apr-2008) · Himself
    Root of All Evil? (9-Jan-2006) · Himself
    The God Who Wasn't There (21-May-2005) · Himself

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Author of books:
The Selfish Gene (1976)
The Extended Phenotype (1982)
The Blind Watchmaker (1986)
River out of Eden (1995)
Climbing Mount Improbable (1996)
Unweaving the Rainbow (1998)
A Devil's Chaplain (2003)
The Ancestor's Tale (2004)
The God Delusion (2006)

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