Richard Dawkins, J. Craig Venter, Nobel laureates Sidney Altman and Leland Hartwell, Chris McKay, Paul Davies, Lawrence Krauss, and The Science Network's Roger Bingham discuss the origins of life, the possibility of finding life elsewhere, and the latest development in synthetic biology.
'The Unbelievers' follows renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss across the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world - encouraging others to cast off antiquated religious and politically motivated approaches toward important current issues.
The film includes interviews with celebrities and other influential people who support the work of these controversial speakers, including:
Ricky Gervais, Woody Allen, Cameron Diaz, Stephen Hawking, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Werner Herzog, Tim Minchin, Eddie Izzard, Ian McEwan, Adam Savage, Ayaan Hirsi-Ali, Penn Jillette, Sam Harris, Dan Dennett, James Randi, Cormac McCarthy, Paul Provenza, James Morrison, Michael Shermer, David Silverman, and more.
Critically-acclaimed author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and world-renowned theoretical physicist and author Lawrence Krauss discuss biology, cosmology, religion, and a host of other topics at this event entitled 'Something for Nothing'. This video was recorded at The Australian National University on 10 April 2012.
Join critically-acclaimed author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins and world-renowned theoretical physicist and author Lawrence Krauss as they discuss biology, cosmology, religion, and a host of other topics.
The authors will also discuss their new books. Dawkins recently published The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True, an exploration of the magic of discovery embodied in the practice of science. Written for all age groups, the book moves forward from historical examples of supernatural explanations of natural phenomena to focus on the actual science behind how the world works.
Krauss's latest book, A Universe from Nothing: Why There is Something Rather than Nothing, explains the scientific advances that provide insight into how the universe formed. Krauss tackles the age-old assumption that something cannot arise from nothing by arguing that not only can something arise from nothing, but something will always arise from nothing.
Founded in 2008, the ASU Origins Project is a university-wide transdisciplinary initiative aimed at facilitating cutting edge research and inquiry about origins questions, enhancing public science literacy, and improving science education. Since its inception, the Origins Project has brought the world's leading scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, to Tempe to explore origins questions. The Origins Project has hosted workshops and public events that have focused on questions as fundamental as the origin of the universe, how life began, the origins of human uniqueness, and the origins of morality.
From RichardDawkins.net. Brian Greene explains how extra dimensions may solve several problems in physics, and gives his stance on the possibility of a "multi-verse".
A collection of great quotes from people such as Thomas Jefferson, Voltaire, Richard Dawkins, and Gandhi. Some other famous quotes (on the same subject):
Since it is obviously inconceivable that all religions can be right, the most reasonable conclusion is that they are all wrong. (Christopher Hitchens)
I am as firmly convinced that religions do harm as I am that they are untrue. (Bertrand Russell)
You are a good person because you fear damnation. I am a good person without obligation. (Guillermo Garcia)
Morality is doing right, no matter what you are told. Religion is doing what you are told, no matter what is right. (Mencken)
It is wrong always and everywhere for anyone to believe anything on insufficient evidence. (William Clifford)
I used to believe in God, until I reached the age of reason. (George Carlin)
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss Bank. (Woody Allen)
Our god is vengeful! Oh spiteful one, show me who to smite and they shall be smoten. (Homer Simpson)
Dear lord: I present you this offering of cookies and milk. If you want me to eat them for you, give me no sign. Thy will be done. (Homer Simpson)
Blasphemy is a victimless crime. (Unknown)
God is dead! (Friedrich Nietzsche)
Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss sat down for a public discussion at Stanford University on Sunday, March 9th 2008. The focus was on Science education, but the discussion also covered religion, physics, evolution and more.