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Richard Dawkins (2016)

Clinton Richard Dawkins FRS FRSL is an 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.

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About the Richard Dawkins Interview

Hello Reddit. This is Richard Dawkins, ethologist and evolutionary biologist.

Of my thirteen books, 2016 marks the anniversary of four. It's 40 years since The Selfish Gene, 30 since The Blind Watchmaker, 20 since Climbing Mount Improbable, and 10 since The God Delusion.

This years also marks the launch of mountimprobable.com/ — an interactive website where you can simulate evolution. The website is a revival of programs I wrote in the 80s and 90s, using an Apple Macintosh Plus and Pascal.

You can see a short clip of me from 1991 demoing the original game in this BBC article.

Here's my proof

I'm here to take your questions, so AMA.

EDIT:

Thank you all very much for such loads of interesting questions. Sorry I could only answer a minority of them. Till next time!

Richard Dawkins May 27, 2016