Dawkins: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

RichardDawkins.net just released this recording of a 1996 Richard Dimbleby lecture delivered by Oxford biologist Richard Dawkins comparing the merits and accomplishments of science vs. what he believes is the impoverishment and ghastly exploit of people's natural sense of wonder by pseudoscience and superstitious beliefs of all kinds. Rather than stealing our sense of purpose, as common thinking may suggest, Dawkins eloquently argues that science is the best means by which we can attempt to fulfill this natural need, and that, instead, giving in to the paranormal or religious is ultimately a form of escapism (as well as intellectual and psychological laziness, I might add). Dawkins' list showing science's awesomeness is impressive, especially as we realize that it only scratches the surface...



Man, I want that accent!
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