Richard Dawkins

About the author

Richard Dawkins is an author, evolutionary biologist, ethologist, and outspoken atheist. He has taught at New College, Oxford, and the University of Oxford as the Professor for Public Understanding of Science. In 2006, he founded the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. He coined the term “meme” which extends the idea of genetic evolution to behavioral adaptations and inspired the field of memetics, or the study of the evolution of culture. His books include The Selfish Gene (1976), The Blind Watchmaker (1986), and The God Delusion (2006). He openly criticizes creationism and promotes secularism, and has made hundreds of appearances on TV, radio, and online as a public intellectual. He has published more than a dozen books and been involved in the production of numerous documentaries on evolution, secularism, and science.