I remember the first time I read The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins I felt almost physically illuminated. It has had the single greatest influence on my thinking of any nonfiction book I’ve read. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since it was published, but it has and Edge has the transcript (and audio) of the celebration: a conversation with Daniel C. Dennett, Matt Ridley, Sir John Krebs, Ian McEwan, Richard Dawkins, Melvyn Bragg and Helena Cronin at The Old Theatre in London. A caveat: although my usual practice is to post no link until I’ve read it myself, I haven’t yet had the opportunity to read the transcript of this event. I can’t promise it’s worth your while, but with that suite of luminaries it’s got to be interesting.