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Classic Replay: William Lane Craig vs Richard Dawkins - The Mexico debate


First broadcast in Jan 2011. Richard Dawkins is one of the world’s best known atheists but has always refused to debate the world’s best known Christian apologist William Lane Craig. However, in a twist of fate Dawkins found himself on the same platform as Craig in November 2010, as members of a 3 vs 3-person panel, debating the topic "Does the universe have a purpose"? Craig reflects on their encounter and the event. More Resources: • For exclusive resources and to support us: USA: http://www.premierinsight.org/unbelievableshow Rest of the World: https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable • For our regular Newsletter: https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter • For more faith debates: http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable • Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB • Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb • Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 


28 Sep 2021

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Why Scientific Achievements Might ACTUALLY Be USELESS for Humans | Richard Dawkins

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Check out our sponsors:  Indeed: Get a FREE $75 CREDIT to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/IMPACT Thryve: Get 70% off your at-home gut health test at trythryve.com/impact Skillshare: Explore your creativity at skillshare.com/impacttheory for a 1 month FREE trial of Premium Membership. Uprising: Go to uprisingfood.com/IMPACT to get $10 off the starter bundle. Upstart: UPSTART.com/IMPACT InsideTracker: Get 25% off their entire store at insidetracker.com/impacttheory Whether you believe that humans and other species have evolved or you believe in a creator of living things, this episode is going to excite you or challenge you to think outside the box. Both scenarios are worthwhile, as Tom is joined by the world renowned evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins. Trying to fully grasp how the human mind works and what role evolution plays with our emotions, thought processes and sexual selection can be overwhelming. Tom highlights the inspiring works from Richard and discusses some complex ideas from his latest book, Books Do Furnish A Life. This is a deep dive into what evolution is, and raises the question of whether or not science, technology, and the human search for meaning and exploration has surpassed our basic evolutionary need for survival. Where does that leave humanity and what options are potential solutions worth exploring? Order Richard Dawkins new book, Books Do Furnish A Life: https://amzn.to/39fEeSU SHOW NOTES: 0:00 | Introduction Richard Dawkins 1:34 | How The Mind Works 7:28 | Nature of Thought & Emotion 14:01 | Emergent Properties Beyond Survival 21:13 | Lack Of Evolving Creativity 29:30 | The Great Leap Forward 30:46 | Evolution of Sexual Selection 41:25 | The Handicap Principle 45:17 | Human Sexual Selection 57:13 | Genetic Variance 1:04:07 | Finding Origin of Life 1:10:55 | Natural Selection & DNA 1:27:29 | Writing Sci-Fi & Morality 1:37:58 | Hard Problem of Consciousness 1:41:32 | Memes + Hyper Connectivity QUOTES: “What I tried to do in my writing career is to emphasize the rational, thoughtful side of the brain, and to not deny the existence of the emotional, but to try to foster the control of the emotions by reason.” [6:48] “What the human mind achieves today, in the form of science in particular, technology, is utterly bewildering when you think about it in an evolutionary context. It is so far beyond what we're ever naturally selected to do.” “The origin of life on this planet is not a highly implausible event, it’s not a very rare event...” [1:09:49] “The idea that every particle in the universe has a minute mote of consciousness seems to me to be complete rubbish.” [1:39:17] “It's got to be a manifestation of great complexity of interacting units. No, one of which is conscious in itself, but when you put them together, consciousness emerges from the interactions among them.” [1:40:47] “Cultural evolution is a real phenomenon, it really looks like evolution, it really has the same progressive qualities as evolution does.” [1:42:39] “I introduced the idea of the meme as a virus of the mind. Something that goes viral is this successful meme.” [1:45:56] Follow Richard Dawkins: Website: https://richarddawkins.net/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rdfrs Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RichardDawkinsFoundation/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/richard_dawkins/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/richarddawkinsdotnet

2hr 4mins

21 Sep 2021

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205. Richard Dawkins on evangelizing for evolution, science, skepticism, philosophy, reason, and rationality, based on his book Books Do Furnish a Life: Reading and Writing Science

The Michael Shermer Show

In episode 205, Michael Shermer speaks with Richard Dawkins, the author of The Selfish Gene, voted The Royal Society’s Most Inspiring Science Book of All Time, and also the bestsellers The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, The Ancestor’s Tale, The God Delusion, and two volumes of autobiography, An Appetite for Wonder and Brief Candle in the Dark. He is a Fellow of New College, Oxford and both the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature. In 2013, Dawkins was voted the world’s top thinker in Prospect magazine’s poll of 10,000 readers from over 100 countries. This episode is heavily edited because Dawkins was having trouble with his voice, and Shermer tried to speak a little more to give Dawkins a chance to let his voice rest.

1hr 27mins

1 Sep 2021

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Richard Dawkins' Blumpkast

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Richard Dawkins has a morning blumpkast. /// Black math. /// The Smelly Knife. /// Now That's What I Call: Three Fingers!  /// Etc.

1hr 4mins

11 Jul 2021

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Richard Dawkins: 'Scientism' is a dirty word

UnHerd with Freddie Sayers

We were really delighted that Richard Dawkins agreed to come on LockdownTV to discuss “Scientism” and his new anthology of writing about science literature, Books do furnish a Life.It turns out that Mr Dawkins’ view of “Scientism” is that it is a “dirty word used by people who are critical of scientists” — so that was a relatively brief part of the conversation.On Covid, he is not especially worried about the boundaries of politics and science becoming blurred, but feels that “science is the way to discover the right answer to anything about the real world — and that, of course, includes how to deal with a serious epidemic.” Vaccination and mask-wearing is “not a matter of a set of self interest” it is a “moral responsibility.”Our thanks to Richard Dawkins for sharing his thoughts.For more read The Post from UnHerd See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


18 Jun 2021

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Richard Dawkins & Brendan O'Connor: The Rights, the Wrongs and What We All Assume || SLP362

The Speak Life Podcast

Recently Richard Dawkins went on Brendan O'Connor's radio show on RTE, Ireland. https://www.rte.ie/radio1/brendan-oco...The 20 minute interview has become famous for the way the conversation developed towards the end. But here Glen Scrivener and Paul Feesey discuss the entirety of the conversation which ranged over some fascinating terrain.They discuss the assumptions behind Richard Dawkins' now infamous "Abort it and try again" statement from 2014 and the way so much discussion of the controversy misses vital points.Support the show (https://speaklife.org.uk/give/)


26 May 2021

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Combatting Anti-Science with Richard Dawkins

StarTalk Radio

How do we stop anti-science? In this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins to talk about religion, the importance of science communication, and Dawkins’ new book, Books Do Furnish a Life. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/combatting-anti-science-with-richard-dawkins/ Thanks to our Patrons Tariq Shureih, David Matthews, Jordna Sisinni, Bryan Paschal, Ivan Karpan, joann lovan, Joe Selmser, Robert Pierce, Ash (Æ), and Daniel Smith for supporting us this week. Photo Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), A. Nota (ESA/STScI), and the Westerlund 2 Science Team, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


24 May 2021

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Richard Dawkins Stripped of Humanist of the Year Award (My Meandering Thoughts)

The Week in Doubt Podcast

This was initially meant to be a brief single story episode, but characteristically it developed into a digression laden stream of consciousness. As always...thanks for listening! https://www.patreon.com/theweekindoubt http://palbertelli.podbean.com http://www.facebook.com/TheWeekInDoubtPodcast https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-week-in-doubt-podcast/id510160837 www.audibletrial.com/theweekindoubt Twitter: @theweekindoubt Also available on Stitcher


3 May 2021

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The Book Club: Richard Dawkins

Best of the Spectator

In this week's Book Club podcast, Sam is joined by Richard Dawkins to talk about his new book Books Do Furnish A Life: Reading and Writing Science. Richard tells Sam - among much else - what makes science writing (and science fiction) exciting; the questions science can (and can't) answer; why he felt it necessary to invest so much of his time arguing against religion; and why the left recurrent laryngeal nerve of the giraffe is such an odd shape.


28 Apr 2021

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Ep. 371 - The Chaos Around Richard Dawkins

Friendly Atheist Podcast

Please support the show at https://www.patreon.com/friendlyatheistpodcast Jessica and I sat down to talk about several stories from the past week involving religion and politics. — The continuing saga involving Richard Dawkins and his anti-trans tweets. (1:26) — A couple said “God” told them to get married at a mansion that they didn’t own or rent. (54:11) — A Georgia church kicked out a member for being happy in a same-sex relationship. (1:00:10)

1hr 7mins

23 Apr 2021