Richard Dawkins on Bill Hamilton

If you’re not an evolutionary biologist, or don’t know of Bill Hamilton, you can ignore this post, but if you recognize the name it’s worth listening to this 25-minute audio cliip from a recent BBC program.  In it, Richard Dawkins discusses and praises his late colleague, the brilliant and eccentric biologist William Hamilton. Mary Bliss, Hamilton’s sister, also chimes in.  I won’t describe Hamilton’s many achievements (and quirks) here, as Dawkins and Bliss do that very well.

h/t: Matthew Cobb


  1. Andrew N
    Posted February 8, 2010 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    Bill Hamilton as in the Hamilton rule of inclusive fitness?

    • nurnord
      Posted October 14, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

      Hello Andrew.
      I have read your single (!) comment to this post many times since this was posted. (I revisit this post for personal reasons), I have always not bothered replying until now because I assumed you must have simply answered it yourself. But in case not, yes, that Bill Hamilton.

      rB > C

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