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RICHARD DAWKINS - The Selfish Gene & The God Delusion: Understanding Nature, Humanity & Consciousness

London Real

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1hr 52mins

11 Sep 2022

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Richard Dawkins - The Meaning of Life (Summer Repeat)

How To Academy Podcast

The creator of the word ‘meme’ and of the hugely influential ‘selfish gene’ model of evolution, he is the epitome of the truly public intellectual – a scientist whose ideas have proven extraordinarily influential both within his own discipline and far, far beyond.In this week’s episode of the How To Academy Podcast, Richard shares his reflections on perhaps the most important and puzzling topic in all of human existence: the meaning of life.Credit for Richard Dawkins’ Portrait to Frederic Aranda @fredericaranda Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 11mins

22 Aug 2022

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In the Arena: The Debates and Lectures of William Lane Craig

Richard Dawkins refused to debate Dr. Craig, so Dr. Craig addresses an empty chair!


15 Jul 2022

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Richard Dawkins on Goo!

Lexman Artificial

Richard Dawkins joins Lexman for a lively discussion on the topic of goo. From the origins of goo to the different types of goo found throughout the universe, Lexman and Dawkins take on all questions head on. From clottings to skirmishes, this episode is definitely not to be missed!

7 Jul 2022

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Ep. 429 - Richard Dawkins and the Atheist "Schism"

Friendly Atheist Podcast

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast. Donors now get access to a new BONUS episode. Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — Please join our Discord server! — An Oklahoma candidate for U.S. Senate claims his church was "shut down." (1:13) — Atheists don't have to defend Richard Dawkins if he says ignorant things. (12:50) — The Johnny Depp/Amber Heard non-story involving atheism. (55:13) — Students are protesting a Christian school's homophobic hiring policies. (58:30) — A superintendent in Georgia used a graduation ceremony to win converts for Christianity. (1:10:43) — Another graduation speaker in Ohio told kids to avoid gay marriage. (1:14:25)

1hr 24mins

2 Jun 2022

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256. Richard Dawkins & Jordan Peterson Discuss Psychedelics, Consciousness, and Artificial Intelligence

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

Dr. Richard Dawkins is a British evolutionary biologist, theorist, and one of the world’s foremost atheists.In this episode, Dr. Dawkins and I discuss religion, psychedelics, consciousness, symbolism, postmodernism, and the importance of objective truth.Links:To follow Dawkins on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichardDawkinsWebsite: https://richarddawkins.com/Read Dawkins’ articles: https://richarddawkins.com/articlesTo donate to the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science: https://richarddawkins.net/donate/Show Notes:[0:00] Intro[1:30] Jordan’s rise to fame, Bill C-16, and Free Speech[5:30] Intimidation and fear of speaking out against the far left[9:10] Micro retreats[11:40] Dawkins’ paper about the organism as a model[18:30] Female sexual selection[21:10] Differences between Jordan and Dr. Dawkins' thinking[24:00] Jeffrey Gray, his work on modeling, Psychedelics, and Anxiety[30:00] Psychedelics, Symbolism, and Consciousness[41:00] Jordan’s experiences with psilocybin and yoga[45:40] Postmodernism, Lacan, Foucault, and Mikhaila’s Oxford Union debate[52:30] Jordan addresses Dawkins' assertion that despite being against postmodernist thinking he at times utilizes symbolism to speculate in a way which is similar to them.[53:50] Finding commonality between myths and symbols across cultures[55:50] False pattern recognition and revelatory thoughts[59:20] Objective truth and the scientific process[1:07:10] Unpleasant or dangerous truths[1:08:10] The metaphysical vision of the redeeming power of truth[1:10:10] Jordan and Dawkins discuss the idea that a narrative drives the process of inquiry, even in regards to objective truth[1:12:50] Humans’ ability to understand difficult concepts on a biological level[1:16:10] Question: Do you identify the religious impulse or even the religious phenomenon with the totalitarian proclivity for dogmatic certainty and the potential acceleration of aggression and atrocity as a consequence?[1:20:10] Question: To what degree do you think that consciousness operates as a fundamental mechanism of selection and shaping?[1:23:00] Artificial intelligence and the metaphysical significance of consciousness

1hr 26mins

26 May 2022

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Richard Dawkins & Francis Collins • Biology, Belief and Covid: Can science and faith be reconciled?


The Big Conversation - Episode 1 | Season 4 Richard Dawkins is emeritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and author of the best-selling atheist book 'The God Delusion'. Francis Collins is the former head of the Human Genome Project and National Institutes of Health, currently serving as Science Advisor to the President and author of 'The Language of God: A scientist presents evidence for belief'. They discuss their journeys towards and away from faith, Covid, genetics, evolution, the origin of the universe, evil, morality and God in a wide ranging conversation with Justin Brierley. For an additional bonus clip from the show, updates and more conversations sign up at http://www.thebigconversation.show Take our survey: https://survey-star.net/dawkins For Francis Collins: https://biologos.org For Richard Dawkins: https://richarddawkins.net The Big Conversation is a video series from Premier Unbelievable? featuring world-class thinkers across the religious and non-religious community. Exploring science, faith, philosophy and what it means to be human. The Big Conversation is produced by Premier in partnership with John Templeton Foundation. • More shows, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • For live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • For online learning: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/training-and-events • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://www.premierunbelievable.com/donate

1hr 34mins

20 May 2022

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195 | Richard Dawkins on Flight and Other Evolutionary Achievements

Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas

Evolution has equipped species with a variety of ways to travel through the air — flapping, gliding, floating, not to mention jumping really high. But it hasn’t invented jet engines. What are the different ways that heavier-than-air objects might be made to fly, and why does natural selection produce some of them but not others? Richard Dawkins has a new book on the subject, Flights of Fancy: Defying Gravity by Design and Evolution. We take the opportunity to talk about other central issues in evolution: levels of selection, the extended phenotype, the role of adaptation, and how genes relate to organisms.Support Mindscape on Patreon.Richard Dawkins received his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Oxford. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, where he was previously the Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science. He is an internationally best-selling author, whose books include The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, and The God Delusion. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature.Web siteRichard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and ScienceWikipediaTwitterAmazon author pageSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 18mins

2 May 2022

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Robin Ince Meets Richard Dawkins

How To Academy Podcast

Have you ever dreamt you could fly? Or imagined what it would be like to glide and swoop through the sky like a bird? Do you let your mind soar to unknown, magical spaces? In conversation with comedian, author and broadcaster Robin Ince, scientists and science writer Richard Dawkins explores two interweaving forms of wonder of flight: both in its literal form, the dream we all share of soaring in the skies, and flights of the mind, enabled through science, ideas, and imagination. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

29 Apr 2022

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Classic Replay: Richard Dawkins & Rowan Williams dialogue


In February 2012 Sofia Europa sponsored a discussion between Richard Dawkins and Rowan Williams, the then-Archbishop of Canterbury, on the question of Human Nature and Our Ultimate Origins. The discussion was chaired by agnostic Prof Sir Anthony Kenny. It is broadcast here in full. For the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bow4nnh1Wv0 • For conference & live events: http://www.unbelievable.live • More podcasts, free eBook & newsletter: https://premierunbelievable.com • Support us in the USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow • Support us in the rest of the world: https://my.premier.org.uk/donate/donate-unbelievable-2022 • Get our 'Confident Christianity' course: http://www.premier.org.uk/course • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PremierUnbelievable

1hr 30mins

19 Apr 2022