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Richard Dawkins

According to the biography in the book jacket, Richard Dawkins is born around World War II (1941). He attends sophisticated schools such as the Oundle School and the Balliol College, Oxford in order to earn his PhD in zoology. He then becomes an assistant professor for Niko Tinbergen and finally the Assistant Professor of Zoology at UC Berkeley in the '70s. What the book published in 1976 cannot predict is that "The Selfish Gene" changes drastically the way that many think about evolution.

Further, Dawkins continues to write books that refine the specifics of the selfish gene theory as well as to talk about how gene inspired traits can then go on to affect the gene machine's environment (or be affected by the environment). For all this work he wins a special chair (or honorary position) at Oxford. After much thought and "soul searching", Dawkins comes to believe...

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