Episode airs November 15, 2004 at 10:00 AM

Forum speaks with Richard Dawkins about his recent book “The Ancestor’s Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution.” Loosely mimicking the form of Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales,” this imaginative work gives us the evolutionary history of humans working back go the “tale” of the very first bacterium.

Guests:
Richard Dawkins, Charles Simonyi professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and author of several books including "The Selfish Gene" and "Unweaving the Rainbow." His most recent work is "The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution."

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