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Monday, October 05, 2009

Richard Dawkins on Tapestry

Here's a link to an interview of Richard Dawkins.
The world's most famous atheist sat down with Tapestry - a programme about religion - for an hour-long conversation. His chat with Mary Hynes encompassed evolution, Darwin, creationists, wildflowers, atheism and Dawkins' lingering affection for the Church of England(?!). Richard Dawkins is the author of The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, published by Free Press.
This is a really good interview. Mary Hynes did her homework and she asked some really good questions.

Listen, at the 20 minute mark, to Dawkins talk about Francis Collins and how he reconciles science and religion.

At 40 minutes Mary Hynes asks about the Newsweek interview and accommodationism. In case you don't want to listen to the podcast, I can assure you that Dawkins is not an accommodationist. She follows up with a discussion of "respect" and how religion should be treated.

Click on "Podcast" to hear the whole thing.

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