Dawkins on Darwin
By RICHARD DAWKINS, PAULA KIRBY, CHANNEL 4
Added: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 23:00:00 UTC
'My Hero.' Richard Dawkins on Charles Darwin
Interviewed by Paula Kirby
Filmed at Cheltenham Science Festival, 4 June 2008
Richard Dawkins is one of Britain's foremost scientists. A zoologist and fellow of New College, Oxford, he now holds the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science. He is the author of best selling books including The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, The Extended Phenotype and most recently The God Delusion.
He has presented television documentaries for Channel 4 including The Root of All Evil? and The Enemies of Reason. He is well known for his atheism and his forthright criticism of religious doctrine. In the forthcoming Channel 4 series Dawkins on Darwin he argues that Darwinism provides a more thrilling view of creation than any religion.
The following clips were filmed in front of a live audience at Cheltenham Science Festival. Richard Dawkins provides a gripping insight into Darwin's theory of evolution and all that it implies.
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