25 minutes | Jun 6, 2021

91 - Richard Dawkins - Reading and Writing Science [Public Limited Version]

https://richarddawkins.net/ Richard’s latest publication, Books Do Furnish a Life (2021) is available among other places here: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1119942/books-do-furnish-a-life/9781787633681.html See also The Selfish Gene (1979); The Extended Phenotype (1982); Climbing Mount Improbable (1996); A Devil’s Chaplain (2003); The Ancestor’s Tale (2005); The God Delusion (2006) and many other works. For a more complete list of Richard’s books: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Richard-Dawkins Follow Richard on Twitter: @RichardDawkins Further References Jerry Coyne, Why Evolution Is True (2009) Erik Hoel, The Revelations (2021) Timestamps 4:24 Why more non-scientists should take pleasure in science writing 6:15 Why it is important for scientists to write clearly 14:43 Continuously updated virtual reality 16:41 The genetic book of the dead 20:17 The extended phenotype 25:12 Literature and poetry 28:06 Misconceptions of the gene’s eye view 33:21 Misinterpretations of evolutionary biology and of Dawkins’ own work in particular 35:56 Defying our genes 36:16 Anti-Darwinian ethics 37:28 Threats to the understanding of science 39:20 Dawkins’ gift for satire 44:37 Dawkins’ own favourite work
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