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12th November 2000: "Evolution: The Greatest Show on Earth, the Only Game in Town"

Richard Dawkins is the Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. His best-selling books include "The Selfish Gene", "The Blind Watchmaker", "Climbing Mount Improbable" & "Unweaving the Rainbow".

"For the first half of geological time our ancestors were bacteria. Most creatures still are bacteria, and each one of our trillions of cells is a colony of bacteria."

"It is grindingly, creakingly, crashingly obvious that if Darwinism was really a theory of chance, it could not work."

"...the likelihood is that, in 100,000 years time, we shall either have reverted to wild barbarism, or else civilisation will have advanced beyond all recognition..."

  • Unofficial Richard Dawkins website
  • New College, Oxford
  • Unofficial biography
  • Zoology Department, University of Oxford
  • University of Oxford website.
  • Further publications:
  • "The Extended Phenotype"
  • "The Meme Machine" (with Susan Blackmore)
  • "River out of Eden".
  • Natural Selection.
  • The Evolution of Life.

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