The Greatest Show on Earth
Monday, October 19, 2009
Presented by Science & the City and the History and Philosophy of Science Section
“Intelligent Design” is being taught in our schools and educators are being asked to “teach the controversy” behind evolutionary theory. At the same time, creationists object that the world is too elegant, too complex to have developed without an intelligent designer and that there is no evidence for Darwin’s theory. So Richard Dawkins has decided to answer the creationists—and arm the evolutionists—with the spectacular evidence all around us.
Earning his reputation as “Darwin’s Rottweiler,” Dawkins lays out the evidence that evolution is an incontrovertible fact—the plain truth—with piercing clarity and panache. The Greatest Show on Earth is a thrilling tour into our distant past and into the interstices of life on earth. To be released in time for the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species’ publication, here is the case for evolution argued by the most fearsome intellect in public discourse.
Reception and Book Signing to Follow
Richard Dawkins, PhD
Richard Dawkins is a Fellow of the Royal Society and, until recently, held the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is the acclaimed author of many books including The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, The Ancestor’s Tale, and The God Delusion. Visit him at RichardDawkins.net. He lives in England.
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