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Richard Dawkins

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Clinton Richard Dawkins, FRS, FRSL (born 26 March 1941), known as Richard Dawkins, is a British 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-centered view of evolution and introduced the term meme. In 1982, he introduced into evolutionary biology an influential concept, presented in his book The Extended Phenotype, that the phenotypic effects of a gene are not necessarily limited to an organism's body, but can stretch far into the environment, including the bodies of other organisms. Dawkins is an atheist and humanist, a Vice President of the British Humanist Association and supporter of the Brights movement. He is well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design. In his 1986 book The Blind Watchmaker, he argued against the watchmaker analogy, an argument for the existence of a supernatural creator based upon the complexity of living organisms. Instead, he described evolutionary processes as analogous to a blind watchmaker. He has since written several popular science books, and makes regular television and radio appearances, predominantly discussing these topics. He has been referred to in the media as "Darwin's Rottweiler," a reference to English biologist T. H. Huxley, who was known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's evolutionary ideas. In his 2006 book The God Delusion, Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that religious faith is a delusion—a fixed false belief. As of January 2010, the English-language version had sold more than two million copies and had been translated into 31 languages, making it his most popular book to date. Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Dawkins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Mar 26, 1941 In Nairobi, Kenya Colony
Movie/TV Credits:
32
First Appeared:
In the movie The Blind Watchmaker 1987-01-19
Latest Project:
Series The Genius of Charles Darwin 2017
Known For
Poster of The Genius of Charles Darwin
Poster of Break the Science Barrier
Poster of All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
Poster of Inside Nature's Giants
Filmography

The Genius of Charles Darwin (2018)

Documentary
Series
7.5 2 votes

Break the Science Barrier (2018)

Documentary
Series

The Root of All Evil? (2018)

Documentary
Series

Beware the Slenderman (2016)

Crime Documentary
Movie
as Himself
5.8 30 votes

StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson (2015)

Talk
Series
as Himself
6.3 4 votes

Speciesism: The Movie (2013)

Documentary
Movie
6.5 2 votes

The Great Debate: The Storytelling of Science (2013)

Movie

The Unbelievers (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.7 45 votes

Something From Nothing: A Conversation with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss (2012)

History Documentary
Movie
as Himself
1 1 votes

The Reality of Me (2012)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
5.3 2 votes

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (2011)

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as Himself
8.6 4 votes

The Future Is Now! (2011)

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as The Scientist

Brave New World with Stephen Hawking (2011)

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as Himself
10 1 votes

Brave New World with Stephen Hawking (2011)

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Series
as Himself

Sex, Drugs & Religion (2010)

Comedy Documentary
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as Himself
0.3 2 votes

Dawkins vs Lennox: Has Science Buried God? (2009)

Documentary
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as Himself
4.5 2 votes

A Universe from Nothing (2009)

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as Himself
2.8 3 votes

Inside Nature's Giants (2009)

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Discussions with Richard Dawkins, Episode 1: The Four Horsemen (2008)

Documentary
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as Self
9.5 2 votes

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
4.2 31 votes

The Genius of Charles Darwin (2008)

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as Richard Dawkins
6.0 5 votes

Atheist Alliance International Convention 2007 (2008)

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as Himself

The Enemies of Reason (2007)

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as Himself
7.3 11 votes

The God Delusion Debate (2007)

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as Himself
6 3 votes

Root of All Evil? (2006)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
7.6 19 votes

A War on Science (2006)

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as Richard Dawkins

The Colbert Report (2005)

News Comedy
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as Unknown
7.0 68 votes

Doctor Who (2005)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
6.9 856 votes

The God Who Wasn't There (2005)

Documentary Drama
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as Richard Dawkins
6.2 35 votes

Atheism: A Rough History of Disbelief (2004)

Documentary
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as Biologist
10 1 votes

Richard & Judy (2001)

Talk
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as Unknown
3.0 2 votes

The Blind Watchmaker (1987)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
5.3 2 votes