Thursday, 19 Apr 2012
Image – Richard Dawkins
In 1982, Dawkins introduced an influential concept into evolutionary biology, presented in his book The Extended Phenotype. Latterly a writer of popular science books, his 2006 work The God Delusion contends that a supernatural creator almost certainly does not exist and that religious faith is a delusion. It has sold millions of copies around the world and been translated into numerous languages.
Footage kindly supplied by the BBC