The God Delusion

The God Delusion

Richard Dawkins

4.25.2007

Richard Dawkins

One of the most influential thinkers in the world today, Richard Dawkins is the best-selling author of The God Delusion, a book that defines faith in a supernatural creator as a false belief. An atheist and critic of organized religion, Dawkins' views on evolution have earned him the nickname, “Darwin’s Rottweiler.” Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, he broke onto the evolution scene with his 1976 book, The Selfish Gene, which popularized the gene-centered view of evolution.

Richard Dawkins, leading atheist thinker and author of the bestselling book, The God Delusion, discusses religion and atheism in America in a public speech hosted by the Clinton School. Using a colorful powerpoint presentation, Dawkins weaves humor with evolutionary theory to discredit organized religion and call for American atheists to organize themselves for a stronger voice in society. Dawkins contends that morality in the world has moved beyond biblical times, evolving to a modern standard that comes not from God, but from human evolution. Ultimately, Dawkins calls religion an “unfortunate byproduct” of human evolution that has actually caused much more bad than good throughout history.