Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life

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Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins asks if science can provide answers to the big questions we used to entrust to religion

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Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins asks if science can provide answers to the big questions we used to entrust to religion

Series 1 Summary

Ideas about the soul and the afterlife, of sin and God's purpose have shaped human thinking for thousands of years. In this series, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins asks what happens if we leave religion behind.

  • Episode 1

    Richard Dawkins examines sin. He asks whether the old religious rules about what is right and wrong are helpful and explores what science can tell us about how to be good.

  • Episode 2

    Richard Dawkins explores what science can tell us about death. He even has his entire genome sequenced to reveal the genetic indicators of how he himself may die.

  • Episode 3

    Why does an atheist bother to get up in the morning? Richard Dawkins asks how people find meaning in life, in a world shaking off religious faith, and where existence is ruled by chance.

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Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins asks if science can provide answers to the big questions we used to entrust to religion

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