Richard Dawkins — My Life In Science, Oct 3, San Jose


Wonderfest joins the Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley in presenting Richard Dawkins in discussion of his second memoir, Brief Candle in the Dark.

Richard Dawkins is a British evolutionary biologist, ethologist, science writer, and outspoken atheist. In 1976, he published his first book, The Selfish Gene, which emphasized the gene as the key unit of biological evolution, and coined the term meme as the unit of cultural evolution. In 2013, Dawkin’s Appetite for Wonder chronicled “the making of a scientist” up to the appearance of The Selfish Gene. Now, with Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, Dawkins discusses his later life as “Darwin’s Rottweiler” and as a leader of the New Atheism movement.

WHAT/WHO:  Richard Dawkins — My Life in Science
WHEN:  Saturday, October 3 — 1:15pm check-in, 2:00pm program, 3pm book signing
WHERE:  Morris Dailey Auditorium, San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose
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WHY: Because we’re curious creatures.