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An Absolutist’s Mind

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Absolutist minds can be a menace. They cause real misery, human misery.

– Richard Dawkins

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Written by Philoman

June 14, 2010 at 9:47 am

The “Queer universe” we inhabit – Richard Dawkins

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Queerer Than We Suppose: The strangeness of science,”

Richard Dawkins is Oxford University’s “Professor for the Public Understanding of Science.” Author of the landmark 1976 book, The Selfish Gene, he’s a brilliant (and trenchant) evangelist for Darwin’s ideas. In this talk, titled, “Queerer Than We Suppose: The strangeness of science,” he suggests that the true nature of the universe eludes us, because the human mind evolved only to understand the “middle-sized” world we can observe. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 22:42)

Written by Philoman

March 6, 2010 at 9:42 pm