Growing Up in the Universe — Five Lectures by Richard Dawkins

Growing Up in the Universe

“Oxford professor Richard Dawkins presents a series of lectures on life, the universe, and our place in it. With brilliance and clarity, Dawkins unravels an educational gem that will mesmerize young and old alike. Illuminating demonstrations, wildlife, virtual reality, and special guests (including Douglas Adams) all combine to make this collection a timeless classic.”

These five videos should be mandatory viewing for anyone, young or old, with an interest in evolution. Richard Dawkins gives a light-hearted and entertaining, yet highly informative and educational presentation about the broader and subtler workings of the science, aimed first and foremost at children, which is evident from the lecture audience, but is equally suitable for kids of all ages.

You may click each video’s image to play it on this page, or click the heading above it to open in a new browser tab or window.

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Episode 1: Waking Up in the Universe

Episode 2: Designed and Designoid Objects

Episode 3: Climbing Mount Improbable

Episode 4: The Ultraviolet Garden

Episode 5: The Genesis of Purpose

Links borrowed from The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

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