Richard Dawkins on “The Greatest Show on Earth”

Richard Dawkins, the promi­nent Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty biol­o­gist, has fol­lowed up The God Delu­sion (2006) with The Great­est Show on Earth (Sep­tem­ber, 2009). After hav­ing made the case for athe­ism, Dawkins now looks to debunk “Intel­li­gent Design” and lay out the sheer vol­ume of evi­dence sup­port­ing evo­lu­tion. Above, Dawkins reads pas­sages from his book and then talks about evo­lu­tion and why, rel­a­tive to oth­er sci­en­tif­ic the­o­ries, it tends to meet so much oppo­si­tion. The video comes from the Guardian where you can also find a review of Dawkins’ new book.

Note: you should be able to down­load Dawkins’ book for free (in audio for­mat) through’s stand­ing offer. Details here.

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