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

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - Science - 263 pages
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The first collection of essays from renowned scientist and best-selling author Richard Dawkins.

 

Richard Dawkins's essays are an enthusiastic testament to the power of rigorous, scientific examination, and they span many different corners of his personal and professional life. He revisits the meme, the unit of cultural information that he named and wrote about in his groundbreaking work The Selfish Gene. He makes moving tributes to friends and colleagues, including a eulogy for novelist Douglas Adams; he shares correspondence with the evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould; and he visits with the famed paleoanthropologists Richard and Maeve Leakey at their African wildlife preserve. He concludes the essays with a vivid note to his ten-year-old daughter, reminding her to remain curious, to ask questions, and to live the examined life.

  

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Contents

Introduction to the American Edition
1
Science and Sensibility
5
A Devils Chaplain
8
What is True?
14
Gaps in the Mind
20
Science Genetics and Ethics Memo for Tony Blair
27
Trial By Jury
38
Crystalline Truth and Crystal Balls
42
They Told Me Heraclitus
163
Lament for Douglas
165
Eulogy for Douglas Adams
168
Eulogy for W D Hamilton
171
Snake Oil
179
Even the Ranks of Tuscany
187
Rejoicing in Multifarious Nature
190
The Art of the Developable
194

Postmodernism Disrobed
47
The Joy of Living Dangerously Sanderson of Oundle
54
Light Will Be Thrown
61
Light Will Be Thrown
63
Darwin Triumphant
78
The Information Challenge
91
Genes Arent Us
104
Son of Moores Law
107
The Infected Mind
117
Chinese Junk and Chinese Whispers
119
Viruses of the Mind
128
The Great Convergence
146
Dolly and the Cloth Heads
152
Time to Stand Up
156
Hallucigenia Wiwaxia and Friends
203
Human Chauvinism and Evolutionary Progress
206
Unfinished Correspondence with a Darwinian Heavyweight
218
There is All Africa and her Prodigies in Us
223
Ecology of Genes
225
Out of the Soul of Africa
228
I Speak of Africa and Golden Joys
231
Heroes and Ancestors
234
A Prayer for My Daughter
241
Good and Bad Reasons for Believing
242
Endnotes
249
Index
256
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About the author (2004)

Richard Dawkins taught zoology at the University of California at Berkeley and at Oxford University and is now the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford, a position he has held since 1995. Among his previous books are The Ancestor's Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, and A Devil's Chaplain. Dawkins lives in Oxford with his wife, the actress and artist Lalla Ward.

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