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Richard Dawkins holds the Charles Simonyi Chair of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford. His books include the best-selling The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor's Tale, and A Devil's Chaplain, a collection of essays. He has received the International Cosmos Prize and the Kistler Prize.

Henry Finder is the editorial director of The New Yorker.

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  • Brad
  • Crete, NE, USA
  • 12-28-05

Excellent!

This is quintessential Dawkins. It is an extremely entertaining and fun listen. Well worth the few bucks.
The audio quality itself is satisfactory.

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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I was there

I was fortunate enough to hear this lecture live. Richard Dawkins is one of the most incisive and articulate scientists in our culture, and it was a pleasure to hear him ruminate about Darwinism, medical ethics, and a host of other topics. Strongly recommended.

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5 stars indeed

I think this is one of my favorite downloads, and I like replaying it for friends. It's a good conversation started.

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Pretty good

Not bad pretty good. Dawkins is always worth listening to although I don't think he was in top form on this recording

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