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Devil's Chaplain Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love

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ISBN-10: 0618485392

ISBN-13: 9780618485390

Edition: 2004

Authors: Richard Dawkins

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The first collection of essays from renowned scientist and best-selling author Richard Dawkins is an enthusiastic declaration, a testament to the power of rigorous scientific examination to reveal the wonders of the world. In these essays Dawkins revisits the meme, the unit of cultural information that he named and wrote about in his groundbreaking work The Selfish Gene. Here also are moving tributes to friends and colleagues, including a eulogy for novelist Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; correspondence with the evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould; and visits with the famed paleoanthropologists Richard and Maeve Leakey at their African wildlife preserve.…    
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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/27/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Richard Dawkins writes about such topics as DNA and genetic engineering, virtual reality, astronomy, and evolution. Dawkins was educated at Oxford University and taught zoology at the University of California and Oxford University, holding the position of the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science. He is a member of the International Academy of Humanism. Dawkins' books include The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, and Climbing Mount Improbable. His book, entitled The God Delusion, shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry, and abuses children. Dawkins supports his points with historical and contemporary evidence. His…    

Introduction to the American Edition
Science and Sensibility
A Devil's Chaplain
What is True?
Gaps in the Mind
Science, Genetics and Ethics: Memo for Tony Blair
Trial By Jury
Crystalline Truth and Crystal Balls
Postmodernism Disrobed
The Joy of Living Dangerously: Sanderson of Oundle
Light Will Be Thrown
Light Will Be Thrown
Darwin Triumphant
The 'Information Challenge'
Genes Aren't Us
Son of Moore's Law
The Infected Mind
Chinese Junk and Chinese Whispers
Viruses of the Mind
The Great Convergence
Dolly and the Cloth Heads
Time to Stand Up
They Told Me, Heraclitus
Lament for Douglas
Eulogy for Douglas Adams
Eulogy for W. D. Hamilton
Snake Oil
Even the Ranks of Tuscany
Rejoicing in Multifarious Nature
The Art of the Developable
Hallucigenia, Wiwaxia and Friends
Human Chauvinism and Evolutionary Progress
Unfinished Correspondence with a Darwinian Heavyweight
There is All Africa and her Prodigies in Us
Ecology of Genes
Out of the Soul of Africa
I Speak of Africa and Golden Joys
Heroes and Ancestors
A Prayer for My Daughter
Good and Bad Reasons for Believing