Sunday, August 29, 2010

AAI 2010: Richard Dawkins - Is Religion Good for Nothing?

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What does it mean to be good for anything? It is a commonplace that different answers breed confusion, and a related confusion pervades my own field of evolutionary biology where the Good can be given a precise if not very uplifting meaning, alongside a plethora of imprecise if consoling meanings. I shall try to sort out the confusion for the special case of the evolution of religion, and shall deal with all the various ways in which it might be claimed that religion has evolutionary benefits.


  1. R€LIGION Stinks of moneyAugust 29, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Thanks for uploading this. I pass the Black Diamond every morning on my commute, but I couldn´t afford to the ticket prices.

    I´m quite sure that Randi and Dawkins could fill a much bigger venue here in Copenhagen. Hope they come again soon. ;)

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