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Richard Dawkins Speaks on Magic of Reality

RICHARD DAWKINS
THE MAGIC OF REALITY
How We Know What's Really True


Richard Dawkins, the world’s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Now, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works. With clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena: How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? Starting with the magical, mythical explanations for the wonders of nature, Dawkins reveals the exhilarating scientific truths behind these occurrences. His is a page-turning detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well.

This Berkeley Arts & Letters event is cosponsored by CFI-San Francisco and Students for A Non-Religious Ethos (SANE) at UC Berkeley

Tickets $12 ($7 students, including OLLI), in advance only at Brown Paper Tickets online or[masked]; $15 at the door (all)

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  • Mel

    His delivery (soft spoken, kindly) was very different than his public persona. Good presentation albeit shorter than expected. Would have liked more interaction and less monitoring by his staff as to personalizing his inscription during the book signing, but the line was incredibly long after all!

    October 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a humble, kind and brilliant man! The talk was amazing.

    October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting talk

    October 11, 2012

  • Matthew J.

    The talk was shorter than expected, but good.

    October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent, as always. Sean Faircloth also gave a powerful introductory presentation. Together they made a rousing plea for activism.

    October 11, 2012

  • Nick A.

    Already at the church in line for Dawkins

    October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anybody have a extra ticket. I am looking for one. Please call me at[masked]

    October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like I have a spare if someone is still looking for one.

    October 11, 2012

    • Vamsi

      I would like to get the ticket. How do I reach you?

      October 11, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Vamsi got the ticket. So I have no more. Sorry.

      October 11, 2012

  • Juan C.

    I have a regular ticket for $12 and a student ticket for $7. I saw it today so I don't need these. I can meet tomorrow afternoon in San Francisco.

    October 10, 2012

    • Juan C.

      Mel or Joey (or anybody interested), you can call me at (415)[masked] and we can meet at Cafe Revolution. I'm selling the tickets for $12 and $7.

      1 · October 11, 2012

    • Mel

      So very good of you. I ended up paying a relatively fortune for one ticket for myself. My husband ended up flaking to watch the A's (Go Oakland!) so I'm set. Thanks again.

      1 · October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have one regular $12 ticket available if anyone wants to buy it off me. I can meet you in front of the event location.

    October 11, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure is. I just messaged you.

      October 11, 2012

    • Shiva

      Thanks Amanda!

      October 11, 2012

  • Nick A.

    Can't wait for tonight :)

    October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I RSVP'd a while ago and assumed that that implied tickets reserved at the door for me and my guest. Now I see
    "sold out" and "none at the door"...
    Does this mean that although I signed up I can't come? ?

    October 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, I got another email this afternoon: "Tomorrow: You and 121 others are attending "Richard Dawkins Speaks on Magic of Reality"

      October 10, 2012

    • Larry G.

      I got that too, Jean.

      October 10, 2012

  • lawrencelau

    it's priced at $12, i just don't want to disappoint many people since i don't have so many tickets

    October 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    :-( I need one ticket too! Please! Anyone?!

    October 10, 2012

  • Mel

    Not certain who has available ticket at this point. Would like to attend alone so just need one.

    October 10, 2012

  • Detodosmoles

    Rather than being scalped to by other members of this meetup, I'll wait for the next event. $50--now that is irrational and ridiculous!

    1 · October 10, 2012

    • Detodosmoles

      For $50 starting bid?! I'll wait till the next one :(

      October 10, 2012

  • David D.

    Silly me; I failed to get tickets. So I shall miss this event. I hope it will be recorded so I can hear Dawkin's words at a later time.
    I believe that reserved tickets will be available in a "will call" manner. Maybe I will go and look pathetic and some kind soul will offer me a ticket at the door.

    October 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      some kind soul will ask you for several times he price of the ticket

      October 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have two tickets that are available. I can give them to someone tomorrow before the event.

    October 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd like both if they're still available!

      October 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking for two tickets. Does any body have em?

    October 9, 2012

  • lawrencelau

    i have 2 extra tickets, asking $50 each obo

    October 8, 2012

  • wilson n.

    Anyone has a spare ticket please sell it to me. Many thanks! I desperately want to see him in person.

    October 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I couldn't get a ticket. It's all sold out. Does anyone has a spare ticket for Oct 11th ?

    October 7, 2012

  • Colin D.

    Still looking for a ticket, possibly two. Anybody have any extras? I have always wanted to hear Richard talk in person.

    Pretty desperate here.

    October 7, 2012

  • Colin D.

    Looks interesting. gonna see if i can goad my mom into going as well.

    October 2, 2012

  • Nick A.

    Can't wait. Saw him there last time.

    September 23, 2012

  • Aiko

    Isn't it a bit odd this event is being held at a church? ;)

    August 10, 2012

    • David D.

      Not really. Of course a secular space would be great, but good luck finding one. In Berkeley, space for speakers likely to attract a fair sized crowd are usually King Middle School or this church. Tiny seats or a hard pew.

      August 11, 2012

  • David D.

    No problem, Larry. Don't be upset with people who have been burned and don't want to experience disappointment again. It is very cool that Dawkins will be here. East coast people are often privileged but the stars don't always shine on our more perfect location. But they sometimes do and we should trust your word on this.

    August 9, 2012

  • Larry H.

    Come on everybody! If it was just a video I would have made that clear in the write up. Dawkins was at this venue maybe 3 years ago. Now he is in SF one day and Berkeley the next.

    August 9, 2012

  • Erasmo A.

    I think it's the real thing!!!!!!!

    August 9, 2012

  • Erasmo A.

    Is it really Richard Dawkins coming to the Bay Area?

    August 9, 2012

  • Larry H.

    I will be in Big Sur this week in October. Unfortunately I will miss this and the talk in SF the prior day. But you can make it.

    August 9, 2012

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