Richard Dawkins Plays the Piano: “Earth History in C Major”

Oxford’s renowned biol­o­gist Richard Dawkins puts the his­to­ry of life on earth in per­spec­tive, using sim­ply a piano. This short video is a great jump­ing off point for this bril­liant lec­ture Dawkins gave back in 1991. It’s called “Wak­ing Up in the Uni­verse, Grow­ing Up in the Uni­verse,” and the 57-minute video pulls you deep­er into some big ques­tions. What’s the ori­gin of life? Where do we fall in the scheme of life on plan­et Earth? What’s our role in the larg­er uni­verse? And how lucky are we to have the brains and tools to under­stand the awe­some won­ders that sur­round us? Thanks to “Con­stant­line” for send­ing today’s video along.

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