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Richard DawkinsOk, I was just playing with the ‘theologian’ title there. But in recent years, Richard Dawkins has certainly been a big bad kitty running amok in the theological rooster coop. So he may be more deserving of the title than the dull defenders of dogma.

The news is that Richard Dawkins will be winging his way to Wellington, New Zealand for the Writers & Readers Week (9-14 March 2010) which forms a part of the 2010 New Zealand International Arts Festival.

7.00pm to 8.30pm
Saturday 13 March 2010
Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium, The University of Auckland Business School

Dawkins’ most recent book, The Greatest Show on Earth, marks a return to his own field of evolution. So his talk in Wellington could be expected to concentrate on that topic.

“Richard Dawkins will present evidence for his argument that evolution is an incontrovertible fact. In his new book The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, the renowned evolutionary biologist and outspoken atheist takes on creationists, including followers of “intelligent design” and all those who question evolution through natural selection.

Richard Dawkins will be introduced by Brian Boyd, The University of Auckland’s Distinguished Professor of English. He teaches a course in Literature and Science that includes Richard Dawkins’s The Blind Watchmaker.”