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2012 Event Media Release - An Evening With Richard Dawkins

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Media Release
Wednesday 15 February

AN EVENING WITH RICHARD DAWKINS
IN CONVERSATION WITH LAWRENCE KRAUSS
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
Monday 16 April, 2012

"Dawkins... is a master of scientific exposition and synthesis. When it comes to his own specialty, evolutionary biology, there is simply no one better." New York Times

The world's preeminent atheist, scientist and bestselling author, Richard Dawkins, returns to Sydney Opera House this April. In conversation with famed physicist Lawrence Krauss, he will discuss his new book on the scientific reality of the world, The Magic of Reality. In his first book for a family audience, Richard Dawkins shows us that the real world, as understood scientifically, has a magic of its own: an inspiring beauty which is all the more magical because it is real and we can understand how it works.

Dawkins first catapulted to fame with his iconic book, The Selfish Gene, which he followed with a string of bestselling books, including The God Delusion and The Greatest Show on Earth. Unlike any of his previous books The Magic of Reality is his first book for a family audience and is a dazzling celebration of our planet that will inspire and amaze readers of all ages.

“I want to show you that the real world, as understood scientifically, has a magic of its own – the kind I call poetic magic: an inspiring beauty which is all the more magical because it is real and because we can understand how it works.”

Dawkins has helped steer evolutionary science into the 21st century and is amongst the most provocative thinkers of our time. In recent years, his devastating critique of religion has made him a leading figure in the New Atheism.

Don’t miss what will be a controversial and enlightening evening and discover why reality offers so much more than fairy tales ever could.

WATCH Dawkins and Krauss discuss science, education, religion, physics and evolution. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLctxRf7duU 

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Details:
What: An Evening with Richard Dawkins
When: 7.30pm, Monday 16 April, 2012
Where: Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall
Tickets: $35 - $45
sydneyoperahouse.com / 9250 7777
http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/richard_dawkins_2012.aspx
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