The Purpose of Purpose: Richard Dawkins (Lecture)

  • Published 1 year ago
  • Not Rated

Professor Dawkins titled his talk as the purpose of purpose and began with an anecdote from Peter Atkins asked about a real family, but what about the questions why? And Atkins answer, which is a silly question.

Dawkins said that wonder why for inanimate objects such as air or rocks is most likely inadequate. However, ask why organisms seem to have been made often in the past.

Identified a number of cases amusing, as when they say that pets provide a means to keep the meat fresh until we need to eat, head lice are a strong incentive for personal cleanliness, large predators allowed hunters to test their courage, and encouraged industry gadflies and the use of wit in the fight against them.

This mentality persists to this day, says Dawkins, appearing in the video of Ray Comfort banana, which has a particularly large mass of audience laughter comfort with the claim that the banana was just the right shape to fit in the human mouth .

Dawkins said that, unfortunately, the video was not just a joke. Comfort has apparently offered to give $ 10,000 to Comfort Dawkins debate. Dawkins responded by saying he would be quiet until comfort only if the donated $ 100K to the new foundation of Dawkins.

Then Dawkins compares the modern version, domesticated bananas to the fruit of wild bananas, showing that many properties that comfort was attributed to the designs of God are actually decisions of the artificial selection by humans.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

atomic bomb
youtube icon

More than 70 years ago, the United States of America dropped the first atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945, USA dropped a bomb on Hiroshima. Three days later, they bombed another Japa...

  • 140
  • 5 days ago
  • 6(1)
spacecraft technology
youtube icon

Do you know how many years now traveling through space to other planets, solar systems and galaxies has been a dream? Since the beginning of time, men have tried to explore...

  • 442
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
hollow earth hypothesis
youtube icon

One of the most controversial hypothesis in science is “The Hollow Earth” hypothesis. In recent years, science has become a sort of Religion. If something defies the logi...

  • 863
  • 1 month ago
  • 3.7(6)
time travel
youtube icon

Time Travel has become one of the most popular topics in recent years. Truth be told, scientists have always been fascinated with the thought that traveling through time migh...

  • 511
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated

3,424 Videos / 3,009,284 Views
Related Articles
Point Nemo is exactly 2 688 220.580 meters or 1450 nautical miles away from the following coastline points: Ducie Islan...
  • 357
  • 1 month ago
In simplest terms, modal logic is just an extension of the pure logic, allowing people to use modal operators that can e...
  • 471
  • 4 months ago
Some of the new species are hybrids, some of them thrive in human-dominated world, and some still enjoy the solitude of ...
  • 410
  • 4 months ago
Clemens was born in 1835, after an appearance of the Comet. He died of a heart attack in 1910, just one day after the Co...
  • 11,561
  • 7 months ago