Secret Science Club North: The 40th Anniversary of The Selfish Gene with Richard Dawkins
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Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 8:00pm
Expected Run Time is 90 minutes
$25; Members $20; 30 and under (with I.D.) $15
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Join evolutionary biologist and best-selling author Richard Dawkins to commemorate the 40th anniversary of The Selfish Gene. In this classic exposition of evolutionary thought, Richard Dawkins gives a gene’s eye view of evolution that is imaginative, powerful, and stylistically brilliant.

Are our bodies merely vehicles for ensuring the immortality of our genes? How can selfish genes support kindness and altruism? Why does our understanding of the evolution of life matter? As our knowledge of the genome grows by leaps and bounds in the 21st century, Richard Dawkins continues to change and challenge our view of Earth’s life forms and our own human experience. 

Before & After
Raise your glass! Visit our Mixology Lab and sample a “Gene Fizz”
Sway to natural selections and (r)evolutionary sounds on our Dawkins-inspired playlist
Snag a signed copy of the special anniversary edition of Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene
Stick around for the scintillating Q&A

 

 

One of the most respected scientists in the world, Richard Dawkins is emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford’s inaugural Charles Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science from 1995 to 2008. 

He is a fellow of the Royal Society and Royal Society of Literature and an internationally best-selling author of such acclaimed works as The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, The God Delusion, Unweaving the Rainbow, The Ancestor’s Tale, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, The Magic of Reality, An Appetite for Wonder, and Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science.

In 2006, he founded the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science to promote scientific literacy and a secular worldview. One of the biggest draws in secularism, Richard Dawkins always generates impressive crowds when visiting North America.

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