Birth Name: Clinton Richard Dawkins
Age: 73, born 26 March 1941
Country of origin: Kenya
Currently Residing In: United Kingdom
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Lalla Ward
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English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford's Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008.
Dawkins came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution and introduced the term meme. In 1982, he introduced into evolutionary biology the influential concept that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily
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"By far the most renown expert in the field of genetics and evolution, his keen intellect and reasoning are both convincing and somehow reassuring.
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"An engaging and energetic speaker, Dawkins promotes atheism as senior editor and columnist for the Council for Secular Humanism's Free Inquiry magazine, and as a member of the editorial board of Skeptic magazine since it was founded. In 2006 Dawkins founded the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, and in 2007 founded the atheist "Out" campaign, and in 2008 he supported the Atheist Bus Campaign, Britain's first atheist advertising blitz.
He has been called "Darwin's Rottweiler" in "