Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Pecking Preference in Domestic Chicks

Just to be unkind but did you know Clinton Richard Dawkins MA, D.Sc. (Oxon), FRS, FRSL, Hon. D.Litt. (Saint Andrews), Hon. D.Litt. (Australian National University, Canberra), Hon. D.Sc. (Westminster), Hon. D.Sc. (Hull), Hon D.Univ. (Open University)

wrote The ontogeny of a pecking preference in domestic chicks, according to Paulinus it was his Doctoral thesis.
Later he went on to write with M. Impekoven The ‘peck/no-peck’ decision-maker in the black-headed gull chick, which led inevitably to Bees are easily distracted.

When all is said and done he is a zoologist, after all.


berenike said...

I thought it was going to be a post about young Brighton housewives.

bernadette said...

There is probably no Richard Dawkins. Now get on with your lives, enjoy yourselves and stop fretting. The book was only a joke. It was never meant to be taken seriously.


Paulinus said...

Of course this gives him all the knowledge he needs to hold forth on the existence of God.


Just a thought: since he holds the Chair in the Public Understanding of Science, given that he seems to spend all his time engaged as an atheist propagandist, could he be charged with obtaining money by deception?

alban said...

Fr Blake: This is too funny for words...thank you for this gift...and bernadette, your post is a delightful play on the silly 'bus advertisement.

In partibus infidelium said...

What an excellent training for a philosopher, an historian, or a biblical critic. Perhaps mere philosophers, historians, and biblical critics might regard themselves as qualified to profess biology.