Ep3: Climbing Mount Improbable – Growing Up in the Universe – Richard Dawkins

Feb 8, 2009


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.

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for Children were founded by Michael Faraday in 1825, with himself as the inaugural lecturer. The 1991 lecturer was Richard Dawkins whose five one-hour lectures, originally televised by the BBC, are now available free online, courtesy of The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. The entire 5-hour program is also available on a 2-DVD set through our online store. http://www.richarddawkins.net/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5

The DVD includes subtitles in English, Spanish, French and Polish.

Read the transcript:

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Originally broadcast as The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures for Children, 1991.

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