Instaread – Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science, by Richard Dawkins

Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science by Richard Dawkins is an autobiographical depiction of his experiences as a world-renowned scientist and atheist. Dawkins has experienced an endless amount of notable events in his life, many of which were very public, such as debate, conference, and television appearances. In this second volume of his memoirs, these life experiences have inspired memories of other events, background stories of people he knew, and scientific analysis of Dawkins’ theories of evolution, natural selection, biology, and religion, particularly atheism versus creationism.

From 1970 to 1990, Dawkins served as a university lecturer in animal behavior in the zoology department at Oxford University, and from 1990 to 1995 he was promoted to reader. He also gave tutorials at New College, where he was made a fellow in 1970. He served on a number of committees, including a committee that discussed candidates to invite to attend the school….

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Author: Instaread
Narrator: Michael Gilboe
Duration: 27 minutes
Released: 15 Jun 2011
Publisher: Instaread
Language: English

User Review:

point-of-view dazzling

I enjoyed hearing these writings from Darwin’s voice. The narrator is clear and pleasant to listen to.

My favorite moment was towards the end, when he mentions a love of fiction and that he often has books read to him! Very meta.