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Brief Candle in the Dark - My Life in Science

Richard Dawkins

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In this hugely entertaining sequel to the New York Times bestselling memoir An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins delves deeply into his intellectual life spent kick-starting new conversations about science, culture, and religion and writing yet another of the most audacious and widely read books of the twentieth century-The God Delusion. Called "one of the best nonfiction writers alive today" (Stephen Pinker) and a "prize-fighter" (Nature), Richard Dawkins cheerfully, mischievously, looks back on a lifetime of tireless intellectual adventure and engagement. Exploring the halls of intellectual inquiry and stardom he encountered after the publication of his seminal work, The Selfish Gene; affectionately lampooning the world of academia, publishing, and television; and studding the pages with funny stories about the great men and women he's known, Dawkins offers a candid look at the events and ideas that encouraged him to shift his attention to the intersection of culture, religion, and science. He also invites the reader to look more closely at the brilliant succession of ten influential books that grew naturally out of his busy life, highlighting the ideas that connect them and excavating their origins. On the publication of his tenth book, the smash hit, The God Delusion, a "resounding trumpet blast for truth" (Matt Ridley), Richard Dawkins was catapulted from mere intellectual stardom into a circle of celebrity thinkers dubbed, "The New Atheists"-including Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett. Throughout A Brief Candle in the Dark, Dawkins shares with us his infectious sense of wonder at the natural world, his enjoyment of the absurdities of human interaction, and his bracing awareness of life's brevity: all of which have made a deep imprint on our culture.

Language:

English

Length:

13h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:46


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:47


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

56:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:02:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

41:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:29:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:47:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

57:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:12:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

00:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:21


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

28:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:04


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:33