Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Dawkins fish / Pestele Dawkins

The Dawkins fish is a present made by Mark Robinson (the name might be a pseudonym) to Richard Dawkins at the Montreal book tour event, on Oct 21th 2006. It was meant to be an analogy to the Darwin fish, an ichthys symbol with "evolved" legs and feet attached and often with the word DARWIN inside.
Pestele Dawkins este un cadou facut de catre Mark Robinson (numele ar putea fi un pseudonim) lui Richard Dawkins, cu ocazia evenimentului de promovare a cartii The God Delusion din Montreal, din 21 Oct 2006. Autorul a dorit sa faca o analogie cu Pestele Darwin, un simbol ichtys care prezinta atasate membre si avand cuvantul DARWIN scrise in interior.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Dr. Richard Dawkins

Clinton Richard Dawkins (born March 26, 1941) is an eminent British ethologist, evolutionary theorist, and popular science writer who holds the Charles Simonyi Chair in the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. 

Dawkins first came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene which popularised the gene-centric view of evolution and introduced the term meme into the lexicon, thereby helping to found the field of memetics. In 1982, he made a major contribution to the science of evolution with the theory, presented in his book The Extended Phenotype, that phenotypic effects are not limited to an organism's body but can stretch far into the environment, including into the bodies of other organisms. He has since written several best-selling popular books on evolution and appeared in a number of television and radio programmes on evolutionary biology, creationism, and religion.

Dawkins is an outspoken atheist, humanist, sceptic, an enthusiastic bright, and – as a commentator on science, religion and politics – is among the English-speaking world's best known public intellectuals. In a play on Thomas Huxley's epithet "Darwin's bulldog", Dawkins' impassioned defence of Darwinian evolution has earned him the appellation "Darwin's rottweiler".

The Selfish Gene (1976, 1989, 2006) ISBN 0-19-286092-5
The Extended Phenotype (1982, 1999) ISBN 0-19-288051-9
The Blind Watchmaker (1986, 1991, 2006) ISBN 0-393-31570-3
River Out of Eden (1995) ISBN 0-465-06990-8; Audio (2000) ISBN 0-7528-3985-3
Climbing Mount Improbable (1996) ISBN 0-393-31682-3
Unweaving the Rainbow (1998) ISBN 0-618-05673-4
A Devil's Chaplain (2003) ISBN 0-618-33540-4
The Ancestor's Tale (2004) ISBN 0-618-00583-8; Audio (2005) ISBN 0-7528-7321-0
The God Delusion (2006) ISBN 0-618-68000-4