Richard Dawkins

United Kingdom, 1941

Richard Dawkins is an ethologist and evolutionary biologist. He studied zoology at the University of Oxford, teaching there from 1970 onwards and obtaining a Professorship afterwards. He is known for his popularization of evolutionary theory in books such as The Selfish Gene (1976) and The Blind Watchmaker (1986), and for his atheist manifesto The God Delusion (2006). In 2010, he published The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True .