Dr Dolittle turns 100 and the complex behaviour of birds

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The good doctor, taught by Polynesia the parrot to speak 2,000 animal languages, turned 100 this year. He had a profound influence on some leading them to choosing science as a career. Richard Dawkins of Oxford was one – and he explains how it happened. Dolittle may have been based loosely on Charles Darwin, both of whom shared a horror of slavery and a naïve view of ‘race’ in humans. Linda Burney MP, and Professor of Indigenous studies, Lynette Russell comment. 

Guests
Richard Dawkins

Linda Burney MP

Lynette Russell
Professor of Indigenous Studies
Monash University
Melbourne Victoria

Presenter
Robyn Williams

Producer
David Fisher

Chief Scientist Alan Finkel says take the story time pledge and inspire young scientists

Duration: 25min 40sec

Broadcast: Sat 8 Aug 2020, 12:03pm

Period8 Aug 2020

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  • TitleABC Radio Interview - DrDolittle turns 100 and the complex behaviour of birds
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC Radio - On The Science Show with Robyn Williams
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size25min 40sec
    CountryAustralia
    Date8/08/20
    DescriptionThe good doctor, taught by Polynesia the parrot to speak 2,000 animal languages, turned 100 this year. He had a profound influence on some leading them to choosing science as a career. Richard Dawkins of Oxford was one – and he explains how it happened. Dolittle may have been based loosely on Charles Darwin, both of whom shared a horror of slavery and a naïve view of ‘race’ in humans. Linda Burney MP, and Professor of Indigenous studies, Lynette Russell comment.

    Guests - Richard Dawkins, Linda Burney MP, Lynette Russell
    Professor of Indigenous Studies, Monash University

    Melbourne Victoria
    Presenter - Robyn Williams
    Producer - David Fisher

    Chief Scientist Alan Finkel says take the story time pledge and inspire young scientists

    Duration: 25min 40sec

    Broadcast: Sat 8 Aug 2020, 12:03pm
    Producer/AuthorDavid Fisher
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/dr-dolittle-turns-100/12535170
    PersonsLynette Russell