British zoologist Richard Dawkins turned evolutionary theory on its head when he published his book, "The Selfish Gene," in 1976. His recently released autobiography, "An Appetite for Wonder," sheds light on the first 35 years of Dawkins' life, from his birth in Kenya, to his fascination with science at Oxford, to the origin of his gene-centered view about natural selection. He joins us in the studio.
Host: Michael Krasny
Guests: Richard Dawkins, evolutionary biologist and emeritus fellow at the New College at Oxford University; and author of many books, including "The Selfish Gene" and "An Appetite for Wonder"
Every day, skeptics do intellectual battle with people who believe in everything from talking donkeys, unicorns, curses, giants, and 900-year-old humans. Are we wasting our time? We explore the "types" of debaters...plus your calls
Please rate, comment and click on any advert at the top to help support this site.
Posted by mrjohnnoon 2010/11/8 2:30:00 (398 reads)
Ever had an encounter with the religious world that made you want to scream, "Stop The Insanity?" Tell us your story.
Here is mine mrjohnno....
I remember when I was young, perhaps 11 and had started high school and after a religious education class I came home and asked my father 'Do people actually believe this stuff'? Yes son he replied. I remember walking away thinking 'Bloody hell'.
Please, please rate, comment and click on the advert at the top to help support this site.
Ep 8: 0:00:00 - Introduction 0:00:30 - Richard Jones - Do You Believe In Fairies? 0:07:45 - David Sheffield - Stop Promoting Pseudoscience 0:14:00 - Hayley Stevens - Invizikids 0:21:20 - Fluffet reads Amaris - The Psychic Twins
Ep 9: 0:00:00 - Introduction 0:00:30 - Chip Chatwin - "The Power of Seeming Certain": Why organised religion is a threat to civil rights 0:08:32 - MrJohnno - Natural Born Atheist - MrJohnno explores claims of genetic predisposition to theism. 0:14:36 - Catherine - Atheism 0:22:44 - End
0:00:00 - Introduction 0:01:08 - Hayley Stevens - Biases In Ghost Research 0:09:40 - William Brougham - Psychics Advice 0:15:35 - Karen Stollznow - Franks Box 0:21:48 - Jon Donnis - A history of Psychic Joe Power 0:27:35 - Jon Donnis - The End
0:00:00 - Introduction, World Famous Psychic Medium Colin Fry! 0:00:50 - Derek Bartholomaus (IIG West) - Regen Traynor takes $50,000 Challenge 0:04:26 - Aaron Lewis - Skeptical Letter Writing 0:11:00 - Patrick Redmond Interviews Comedian Iszi Lawrence 0:19:48 - Noel Boivin - Astrology and Serial Killers 0:27:00 - Jon Donni - The End