Dawkins his life, his story, the timeline

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    Dawkins then and now

  • Dawkins is born

    He was born in the capital and largest city of Kenya, Nairobi. His father was an agricutural civil servant at the time, he is of English descent.
  • The Move

    The Move
    At 8 years of age Dawkins moves to Britian, his fathers homeland
  • Oundle school

    Oundle school
    In 1954 Dawkins started attending Oundle public school until the year of 1959. It was church based public school.
  • Change in view

    Dawkins converts from his fathers faith "Anglicanism" to the idea of atheistic evolution. He believes that this theory is much more logical.
  • zoology studies

    zoology studies
    Richard startes to study zoology at Balliol College in Oxford. He was tutored by Noble prize winner Nikolaas Tinbergen.
  • Dawkins gets his first degress

    Dawkins gets his first degress
    He continues to study under Tinbergen until he gets his Masters of Arts and Doctor of Philosphy. for the next year afer he remained a research assistant.
  • Berkley, Unviersity of Californa

    Berkley, Unviersity of Californa
    During a 2 year spand of 1967 to 1969 Dawkins becomes a Assiant professor of zoology. He also demonstrates acts against the vietnamise war.
  • Dawkins gets married

    Dawkins gets married
    He marries fellow ethologist Marian stamp in Annestown, County Waterford, Ireland.
  • The Selfish Gene

    The Selfish Gene
    one Dawkins greatest books on the idea of gene-centered view of evolution. he notes "all life evolves by the differential survival of replicating entities"
  • The Extended Phenotype

    A book written by Dawkins arguing that genes only directly control the synthesis of proteins. and the new idea of an extended phenotype(hense the name)
  • Divorced

    He divorces his wife.
  • Re-Married

    Dawkins remarries to Eve Barham. They also have a daughter together born in the same year (Juliet Emma Dawkins).
  • Oxford Union Debate

    Dawkins and John Maynard Smith debate A.E. Wilder-Smith and Edgar Andrews on creationism vs atheism
  • Proffesor of Public understanding of science(Oxford)

    Dawkins takes a position to be a proffesor of the public understanding of science at Oxford. he does this until the year os 2008
  • The God Delusion

    The God Delusion
    Dawkins most famous book by far. though not much to do with ideas of evolution it gives Dawkins opinions on why a creator is not a valid theory for the start of the universe and is the biggest book in atheistic apologetics.