The Ancestor's Tale

Professor Richard Dawkins talked about his book The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution, published by Houghton Mifflin. He and his… read more

Professor Richard Dawkins talked about his book The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution, published by Houghton Mifflin.

He and his wife, Lalla Ward, read selections from the book which, modeled after Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, chronicles the process of evolution through a journey backwards in time. Beginning with humans, different species of life (described by the book’s narrator through "tales") join the journey as their reverse evolutionary paths converge with that of the travelers. Following the reading, Professor Dawkins answered questions from members of the audience. close

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The Ancestor's Tale

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Program ID:
183205-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 28, 2004 | 5:17am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 02, 2005 | 4:49pm EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Nov 28, 2004 | 5:17am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 05, 2004 | 1:53am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 02, 2005 | 4:49pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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