Richard Dawkins comes to Wharton Center March 2
Wharton Center World View Lecture Series
Richard Dawkins, British ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and best-selling author, comes to East Lansing on March 2.
Dawkins' book, The Selfish Gene (1976) popularized the gene-centered view of evolution. The Extended Phenotype (1982) introduced the theory that phenotypic effects of a gene are not limited to an organism's body, but can extend far into the environment, including the bodies of other organisms.
Other books written by Dawkins include: The Blind Watchmaker (1986), River Out of Eden (1996), Climbing Mount Improbable (1997), Unweaving the Rainbow (2000), A Devil's Chaplain (2004), The Ancestor's Tale (2005), and The God Delusion (2006), on the bestseller's list for nearly a year. He released The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing in 2008, a collaboration of the finest science writing, written for a wider audience. Dawkins' three-part documentary, The Genius of Charles Darwin recently won the award for 'Best Documentary Series' at the British Broadcast Awards in 2009.
Dawkins has appeared on a number of television and radio programs to discuss evolutionary biology, creationism, religion, and politics.
Tickets are $20 (free to MSU faculty, staff and students)
For more info see: Wharton Center