‘Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.’
Biologist and best-selling author, Richard Dawkins is one of the most famous scientists in the world. And with good reason: his 1976 work, The Selfish Gene was the first real blockbuster popular science book, shaping how we have all understood evolution and where we come from. Since then, he has written numerous other bestsellers, including The Blind Watchmaker, The God Delusion and Climbing Mount Improbable. His most recent book, Flights of Fancy, is a beautiful exploration of the different ways humans and other animals have learned to defy gravity.