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The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life SOLD OUT

Saturday 9 April 2016

1 Hour


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£12 - £25

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Bestselling author of The Selfish Gene Professor Richard Dawkins and fellow evolutionary biologist and television presenter Dr Yan Wong talk about the new updated version of their original work on evolution, The Ancestor’s Tale.

The book was originally published in 2004. It is a pilgrimage back in time through four billion years to the origin of life. Dawkins and Wong take the reader on a reverse journey from human kind back to the microbial beginnings of life. The original work featured 40 tales of meetings with fellow modern animals, plants, fungi and bacteria, all tracing their origins back in time.  The new version has been updated with three new tales, new diagrams and includes new scientific discoveries of the last decade.
Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist who rose to public fame with his book The Selfish Gene. He is a noted atheist and patron of the British Humanist Association. Among his other popular books are The God Delusion and The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution. In 2013, he was voted the world’s top thinker in a poll of 10,000 readers of Prospect magazine.

Wong acted as researcher and co-author on The Ancestor’s Tale and is best known for his role as a presenter on the BBC’s Bang Goes the Theory.