Matt Ridley is an English science communicator. Educated at Oxford University, where he received a doctorate in zoology, he embarked upon a career as a science writer, serving as science editor for The Economist from 1984 to 1987. The main themes of Ridley’s writing are genetics and the evolution of human behavior. His contributions have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Times, The New York Times, New Scientist, Discover, and Natural History, and he is the author of several popular science books, including four that were short-listed for the Royal Society Aventis Prize for Science Books: Nature via Nurture, Genome, The Origins of Virtue, and The Red Queen. Ridley was also the first chairman of the International Centre for Life, a science park in Newcastle, England.
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