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68. Comment #441660 by Richard Dawkins on December 13, 2009 at 6:17 pm

This is an example of the kind of thing I omitted from my autobiographical chapter because it was not relevant to the science, but which I could perhaps -- do you think it would be worth bothering? -- put into a full length autobiography.


Yes. Keep the scientific autobiography concentrated on the development of the ideas, the context, cross-fertilisations and peers.

Leave anything else for the personal biography to be read by those who are more interested in those things rather than the ideas themselves.

*edit*

I'm sure there is interest in this more personal account from publishers, potential readers and future biographers it's just that whether you made toast at Oundle is not of so much interest to me as how your thoughts came together on sociobiology, for example.

Sun, 13 Dec 2009 18:32:00 UTC | #423106