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Richard Dawkins

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Richard Dawkins (born 26 March 1941) is a British evolutionary biologist and author. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford and was Professor for Public Understanding of Science in the University of Oxford from 1995 to 2008. An atheist, he is well known for his criticism of creationism and intelligent design.Dawkins first came to prominence with his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, which popularised the gene-centred view of evolution and introduced the term meme. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Dawkins has received more than 7,514,338 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Richard Dawkins is the 17th most popular biologist (down from 16th in 2019), the most popular biography from Kenya and the most popular Kenyan Biologist.

Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist and writer who is most famous for his book The Selfish Gene.

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Among biologists, Richard Dawkins ranks 17 out of 841Before him are Karl Landsteiner, Konrad Lorenz, Peter Kropotkin, Rosalind Franklin, Thomas Hunt Morgan, and Alfred Russel Wallace. After him are Georges Cuvier, Francis Crick, Robert Brown, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, Thomas Henry Huxley, and Maria Sibylla Merian.

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Among people born in 1941, Richard Dawkins ranks 10Before him are Alex Ferguson, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Mattarella, and Charlie Watts. After him are Cesária Évora, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Martha Argerich, Plácido Domingo, Bruno Ganz, and Fethullah Gülen.

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Among people born in Kenya, Richard Dawkins ranks 1 out of 140After him are Wangari Maathai (1940), Barack Obama Sr. (1936), Jomo Kenyatta (1893), Louis Leakey (1903), Richard Leakey (1944), Roger Whittaker (1936), Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (1938), Daniel arap Moi (1924), Deep Roy (1949), Mwai Kibaki (1931), and Eliud Kipchoge (1984).


Among biologists born in Kenya, Richard Dawkins ranks 1

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