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Death Of The Universe
Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie
Why Do We Lie
Is Seeing Believing
The Story of India: Ages of Gold
Planet Dinosaur Ultimate Killers
Amazing Ocean
Supernovas
From Pole to Pole
Living Together
The Time Travel
Who are We
Fermat Last Theorem
Absolute Zero Conquest of Cold
Playing with Nuclear Fire
Underwater Universe of the Orda Cave
Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World
Banking on Bitcoin
Art of Eternity: Painting Paradise
The Enemy of My Enemy
Objectified
Where to Invade Next
The Power of Flowers
The Nazis, A Warning From History. Episode 2
Wonders of Life: Home
Hawking
Birth of the Earth
The Gatekeepers
HyperNormalisation
War of the Century: High Hopes
Allergy Planet
Mysteries of the Moon
Asteroids - Worlds That Never Were
Race Against Time. Coasts
Rivals

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Sex, Death And The Meaning Of Life
Sex, Death And The Meaning Of Life  2013

Richard Dawkins explores what science can tell us about death. It's a journey that takes him from Hindu funeral pyres in India to genetics labs in New York.Dawkins brings together the latest neuroscience, evolutionary and genetic theory to examine why we crave life after death, why we evolved to age and how the human genome is something like real immortality - traits inherited from our distant ancestors that we pass on to future generations.

Category:Culture  Duration:46:51   

The Irrational Health Service
The Irrational Health Service 

Richard Dawkins examines the growing suspicion the public has for science-based medicine, despite its track record of successes like the germ theory of disease, vaccines, antibiotics and increased lifespan. He notes a fifth of British children are currently not immunised against measles, mumps and rubella, attributing it to fears arising from a highly controversial report linking the vaccine with autism. Dawkins criticizes the growing field of alternative medicine which does not pass the same objective and statistical rigour as scientifically derived treatments using controlled double-blind studies. Without verifiable evidence, alternative therapies must rely on biased anecdotes and word of mouth to perpetuate. Dawkins observes these treatments have fanciful rationales and rituals behind them, with many alternative treatments employing pseudoscientific jargon such as "energy", "vibration" or "quantum theory" to give themselves greater credence to patients.

Category:Medicine  Duration:47:53   Series: Enemies of Reason

The Genius of Charles Darwin: The Fifth Ape
The Genius of Charles Darwin: The Fifth Ape 2008

Richard Dawkins deals with some of the philosophical and social ramifications of the theory of evolution. Dawkins starts out in Kenya, speaking with palaeontologist Richard Leakey. He then visits Christ is the Answer Ministries, Kenya's largest Pentecostal church, to interview Bishop Bonifes Adoyo. Adoyo has led the movement to press Kenya's national museum to sideline its collection of hominid bones pointing to man's evolution from ape to human.[5] The collection includes the Turkana Boy discovered by Kamoya Kimeu, a member of a team led by Richard Leakey in 1984. Dawkins discusses social darwinism and eugenics, explaining how these are not versions of natural selection, and that 'Darwin has been wrongly tainted'. He then meets with evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker to discuss how morals can be compatible with natural selection. He goes on to explaining sexual selection, with peafowls as an example. To find out whether sexual selection plays a role for altruism and kindness among humans, he visits women who are looking for sperm donors, as well as a sperm bank manager. Dawkins also explains kin selection and selfish genes.

Category:Culture  Duration:48:28   

Beautiful Minds: Richard Dawkins
Beautiful Minds: Richard Dawkins 2012

Professor Richard Dawkins explain how his unique scientific perspectives have redefined how we think about the world around us and describe his big moment or discovery. Dawkins reveals how he came to write The Selfish Gene in 1976, an explosive book which divided the scientific community and made him the most influential evolutionary biologist of his generation, and how this made him an outspoken spokesman for atheism.

Category:History  Duration:59:00   

 
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