Richard Dawkins being more than awesome

Apparently, some sixteen years ago Richard Dawkins did a series of Christmas lectures at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. He talks about evolution and such to a large amount of children with funny hairdos. The fourth lecture (there are five) even features Douglas Adams! How neat is that.

Anyway, a bloke calling himself DrMontague has posted these lectures on YouTube. They are positively stunning, very entertaining and leave you with a sense of wonder about the world and the universe. Each lasts about an hour, but I can guarantee that they will capture your attention just as well as an intriguing film would. Many YouTubers rightfully comment that they wish every teacher would be like Dawkins.

Without further ado, here’s all the links:

Dawkins Lecture #1 – Waking Up In The Universe (1/7)
Dawkins Lecture #1 – Waking Up In The Universe (2/7)
Dawkins Lecture #1 – Waking Up In The Universe (3/7)
Dawkins Lecture #1 – Waking Up In The Universe (4/7)
Dawkins Lecture #1 – Waking Up In The Universe (5/7)
Dawkins Lecture #1 – Waking Up In The Universe (6/7)
Dawkins Lecture #1 – Waking Up In The Universe (7/7)

For the rest, read the whole post

Dawkins Lecture #2 – Designed and Designoid Objects (1/6)
Dawkins Lecture #2 – Designed and Designoid Objects (2/6)
Dawkins Lecture #2 – Designed and Designoid Objects (3/6)
Dawkins Lecture #2 – Designed and Designoid Objects (4/6)
Dawkins Lecture #2 – Designed and Designoid Objects (5/6)
Dawkins Lecture #2 – Designed and Designoid Objects (6/6)

Dawkins Lecture #3 – Climbing Mount Improbable (1/8)
Dawkins Lecture #3 – Climbing Mount Improbable (1/8)
Dawkins Lecture #3 – Climbing Mount Improbable (1/8)
Dawkins Lecture #3 – Climbing Mount Improbable (1/8)
Dawkins Lecture #3 – Climbing Mount Improbable (1/8)
Dawkins Lecture #3 – Climbing Mount Improbable (1/8)
Dawkins Lecture #3 – Climbing Mount Improbable (1/8)
Dawkins Lecture #3 – Climbing Mount Improbable (1/8)

Dawkins Lecture #4 – The Ultraviolet Garden (1/7)
Dawkins Lecture #4 – The Ultraviolet Garden (2/7)
Dawkins Lecture #4 – The Ultraviolet Garden (3/7)
Dawkins Lecture #4 – The Ultraviolet Garden (4/7)
Dawkins Lecture #4 – The Ultraviolet Garden (5/7)
Dawkins Lecture #4 – The Ultraviolet Garden (6/7)
Dawkins Lecture #4 – The Ultraviolet Garden (7/7)

Dawkins Lecture #5 – The Genesis of Purpose (1/6)
Dawkins Lecture #5 – The Genesis of Purpose (2/6)
Dawkins Lecture #5 – The Genesis of Purpose (3/6)
Dawkins Lecture #5 – The Genesis of Purpose (4/6)
Dawkins Lecture #5 – The Genesis of Purpose (5/6)
Dawkins Lecture #5 – The Genesis of Purpose (6/6)

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