Richard Dawkins -- Growing Up
in the Universe
Video
(Top Posts - Science - 041709)

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Videos from Richard Dawkins -- Royal Institutions
Christmas Lectures, 1991

(5 videos from Richard Dawkins)
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Episode 1 / Waking Up in the Universe - Growing
Up in the Universe - Richard Dawkins

Ancestors, Present Century is Narrow Spotlight in
the Gigantic Ruler of Time (estimated 200 million
centuries from Big Bang to Earth burning up in solar
expansion), Shaking Off the Anesthetic of Familiarity,
Strangeness of Our Own World, Tree of Life, Every
Species Alive Today is Our Cousin, Creation Myths,
Growing Up in the Universe Means Evolving from
Simple to Complicated / Inefficient to Efficient / Brain-
less to Brainy / Growing Out of Parochial & Supersti-
tious Views of the Universe / Growing Up to a Proper
Scientific Understanding of the Universe Based Upon
Evidence-Public Argument rather than Authority or
Tradition or Private Revelation / Trying to Understand
How the Universe Works - Not Copping Out With
Supernatural Ideas that only Seem to Explain Things
-but- Actually Explain Nothing, Uncanny Experiences
Explained



Episode 2 / Designed and Designoid Objects - Growing
Up in the Universe - Richard Dawkins

Designed (by Humans), Convergent Evolution, Designoid
Objects (Nature/Evolution/Life), One of the Greatest
Discoveries of All Time Made by One of the Greatest
Scientists of All Time -- Charles Darwin (Evolution by
Natural Selection), Breeding,  Creationism and William
Paley's Argument by Design, David Hume's Refutation
of Paley's Argument





Episode 3 / Climbing Mount Improbable - Growing
Up in the Universe - Richard Dawkins

Gradual Sloping Path Up Mount Improbable, Astounding
Information -- DNA, Eye Evolution, Wing Evolution,
Camouflage Evolution, Bombardier Beetle Evolution




Episode 4 / The Ultraviolet Garden - Growing Up
in the Universe - Richard Dawkins

Bees & Flowers, Bats, Douglas Adams, 'Copy Me'
Programs, Self-Copying, Origin of Life, Panspermia,
Eukaryotic Cell, Groups of Eukaryotic Cells, Cell
Doubling, Nanotechnology, Ants & Termites



Episode 5 / The Genesis of Purpose - Growing Up
in the Universe - Richard Dawkins

Digger Wasps, Dawkins' Brain, Virtual Reality Simu-
lation, Illusions, Self-Feeding Improvements in Arms
Race Weapons / Species Evolution / Cars / Computers /
Brains (Human Brains Have Ballooned in Size & Pro-
cessing Power Over Last 3 Million Years), Purpose
Has Evolved Like Anything Else





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Prior Posts regarding Richard Dawkins

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The Root of All Evil? Video
(032809)
  http://prohuman.net/disbelief/root_of_all_evil.htm
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Richard Dawkins -- Evolution compared
to Disbelief in God/Creationism/IDism Video
(030609)
  http://prohuman.net/disbelief/evolution_compared_to_disbelief.htm
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Richard Dawkins : Religious Faith, Evolution, Science
(022509)
  http://prohuman.net/science/religious_faith_evolution_science.htm
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Religious faith -and- science : partners, combatants,
-or- two ships passing in the night?
(062907)
  http://prohuman.net/science/should_science_speak_to_faith.htm
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Richard Dawkins Believes
(051207)
  http://prohuman.net/philosophy_freelover/richard_dawkins_believes.htm
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The Problem with God: Interview with Richard Dawkins
(051606)
  http://prohuman.net/disbelief/problem_with_god.htm
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What is your dangerous idea? by Richard Dawkins
(012406)
  http://prohuman.net/philosophy_general/dangerous_idea.htm
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A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Evolution
(011605)
  http://prohuman.net/science/dawn_of_evolution.htm
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The Hell You Say ... what the hell is hell?
[includes Richard Dawkins Thought for the Day]
(081703)
  http://prohuman.net/disbelief/the_hell_you_say.htm
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Pro-Humanist FREELOVER Daily
September 18, 2001
  http://prohuman.net/prohumanistfreeloverdaily/091801.htm
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Excerpt:

Religion's Misguided Missiles

Religion has been used in an ironic way by the U.S. in
its response to what was in large part a religious-steeped
and religious-caused and religious-excused attack of
Islamic fundamentalism upon the U.S. and the western
world.

In a cleverly written reply to both the attack and the
U.S. response, Richard Dawkins attempts to bring the
western world back to a state of reality regarding the
causality of religion in the attack and the irresponsibility
of those who excuse and turn away from any explanation
which points to religion as a fundamental element in the
attack.

'Tis one more reason, in a very long list of reasons, why
I find Richard Dawkins to be one of humankind's greatest
treasures in these times of pressures to be supportive of
religions and pressures to be silent towards the underlying
risks of religions.

 o Guardian Unlimited
  http://www.guardian.co.uk/wtccrash/story/0,1300,552388,00.html

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Faith - Virtue or Vice?
[includes Richard Dawkins quotes]
(121700)
  http://prohuman.net/disbelief/faith_virtue_or_vice.htm
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What is a Meme and What Can We Do About It?
(102500)
  http://prohuman.net/science/what_is_a_meme.htm
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Top Books/Videos for SHANANNAREEFERS
(Science/Biology-Genetics)
[includes some Richard Dawkins books]
  http://prohuman.net/top_books_videos_science_biology_genetics.htm
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Top Books/Videos for SHANANNAREEFERS
(Science/Origins)
[includes some Richard Dawkins books]
  http://prohuman.net/top_books_videos_science_origins.htm
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Reference:

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RichardDawkins.net - The Official Richard Dawkins Website
  http://richarddawkins.net/
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