Richard Dawkins is an English evolutionary and author who was born in Kenya Nairobi and he holds a net worth of $ 135 Million as of 2016 . His biggest sources of Net worth are his Book sales and his appearances on various Talkshows and conferences throughout the world . In fact, he is the most vocal and sheer proponent of ” Darwinian Theory of Natural Selection ” in the present era . He writes in one of his Books that “I am an enthusiastic Darwinian, but I think Darwinism is too big a theory to be confined to the narrow context of the gene”. Let’s read some more interesting facts about him.
Richard was born on March 26, 1941 in Nairobi, Kenya. Richard rose to fame in in 1976 with the publishing of his revolutionary and controversial book “The Selfish gene” . It is not hidden from anyone that Richard is staunchly Pro-science and anti-religion . Therefore , he is considered the leading voice of Atheism across the whole world . He can always be seen advocating sheerly for the idea of ” Something from Noting ” and in the same breath chastising and ridiculing the ideas of “creationism and intelligent design” .
He writes in his Book Selfish gene that “Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish. Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to, because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs, something that no other species has ever aspired to do”
He also advocates for the right of Children in Choosing the faith which they desire to . In the same vein he writes that : “A child is not a Christian child, not a Muslim child, but a child of Christian parents or a child of Muslim parents. This latter nomenclature, by the way, would be an excellent piece of consciousness-raising for the children themselves. A child who is told she is a ‘child of Muslim parents’ will immediately realize that religion is something for her to choose -or reject- when she becomes old enough to do so. ( The God Delusion )
Dawkins serves as the president of the British Humanist Association, and is also a supporter of the Brights movement. His other famous books include: River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (1995), Climbing Mount Improbable (1996), Unweaving the Rainbow (1997), A Devil’s Chaplain (2003) and The Ancestor’s Tale (2004). H
His Book , The God Delusion, in which he campaigns against the existence of a supernatural creator, declaring religious faith a delusion has been translated into 31 languages.By 2010, the English-version of this book alone had sold more than two million copies.