Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins tours the Natural History Museum at Oxford University and asks and answers some of the big questions about our existence on Planet Earth. A key focus is the impact of Darwin and "The Origin of the Species" on modern thought. A tour de force-don't miss this!
Dawkins is the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He first came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centered view of evolution and introduced the term meme into the lexicon. In 1982, he made a widely cited contribution to the science of evolution with the theory, presented in his book The Extended Phenotype, that phenotypic effects are not limited to an organism's body but can stretch far into the environment, including into the bodies of other organisms. He has since written several best-selling popular books, and appeared in a number of television and radio programmes, concerning evolutionary biology, creationism, and religion including The Selfish Gene, River Out of Eden, and most recently, Unweaving the Rainbow and The God Delusion, a New York Times bestseller (an earlier Daily Galaxy video posting below).