Friday, March 12, 2010

Richard Dawkins in conversation with Robyn Williams

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
From Slow TV:
At the Melbourne Town Hall, presented by the Melbourne Writers Festival, outspoken and influential author and scientist Richard Dawkins speaks to Robyn Williams (ABC RN) about the ideas underpinning his new book, The Greatest Show on Earth. They discuss the intricacies, the fascinating patterns and the anomalies produced by the process of evolution on earth. Dawkins then takes further questions from the audience about the theory of evolution, genetic determinism, the climate change denial movement and the place of religion in the world of science.


  1. Damn, why couldn't it be Robin Williams.... now that would be something fresh!!!

  2. Just once I wish that Dawkins' audience would actually ask questions about the subject at hand (in this case his new book and evolution) rather than his supporters trying to interject religious and politcial sentiments while his oppenents bring up ignorant or 'gotcha' style situations.  Okay, he doesn't believe in god(s) people, we get that.  Now shut up about climate change and giraffe necks so the adults can talk.