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photoEvolutionary biologist and thinker Richard Dawkins is a long-time and unapologetic champion of Darwin's theory of evolution. He is a self-declared atheist and a firm believer in the inherent complexity of evolutionary forces that created life as we know it.

In his bestselling books, "The Selfish Gene" and "The Blind Watchmaker," Dawkins argued that the main goal of life is to propagate one's own genes and that our universe is one of no design. Now, in a new sweeping book, "The Ancestor's Tale," he travels back in time to trace the evolutionary roots life itself.

Tune in to hear a conversation with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

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Richard Dawkins, professor of public understanding of science at Oxford University, author of "The Selfish Gene," "The Blind Watchmaker" and his new book, "The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution."

This program aired on December 27, 2004.

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