From The Selfish Gene to The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins has done more than any other scientist to promote and celebrate the origins of life on Earth.
“My eyes are constantly wide open to the extraordinary fact of existence. Not just human existence but the existence of life and how this breathtakingly powerful process, which is natural selection, has managed to take the very simple facts of physics and chemistry and build them up to redwood trees and humans. That’s never far from my thoughts, that sense of amazement.” – Richard Dawkins
The creator of the word ‘meme’ and of the hugely influential ‘selfish gene’ model of evolution, the scourge of dogmatists and fundamentalists and hero to secularists and atheists across the globe, Richard Dawkins is the epitome of the truly public intellectual – a scientist whose ideas have proven extraordinarily influential both within his own discipline and far, far beyond.
In an exclusive talk for How To Academy drawn from a lifetime of thought and study, followed by an in-depth conversation with Hannah MacInnes, Richard will share his reflections on perhaps the most important and puzzling topic in all of human existence: the meaning of life.
Credit for Richard Dawkins’ Portrait to Frederic Aranda @fredericaranda