Atheist Activist and Educator:Richard Dawkins

Clinton Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author.
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Name: Richard Dawkins
Born: Clinton Richard Dawkins 26 March 1941 (age 71)Nairobi, Kenya Colony
Nationality: British
Alma mater: Balliol College, Oxford
Thesis: Selective pecking in the domestic chick (1967)
Doctoral advisor: Nikolaas Tinbergen
Doctoral students: Alan Grafen, Mark Ridley
Known for: Gene-centred view of evolution, concept of the meme, advocacy of atheism and science
Influences: Charles Darwin, Ronald Fisher, George C. Williams, W. D. Hamilton, Daniel Dennett, Bertrand Russell, Nikolaas Tinbergen, John Maynard Smith, Robert Trivers
Notable awards: ZSL Silver Medal (1989)Faraday Award (1990)Kistler Prize (2001)
Spouse: Marian Stamp Dawkins(m. 1967–1984)Eve Barham (m. 1984–?)Lalla Ward (m. 1992–present)
Children: Juliet Emma Dawkins (born 1984)

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