So this week saw an evening of two halves .... first a fascinating debate courtesy of the #howtoacademy @how.to.academy
moderated a discussion at #imperialcollegelondon
between Professor Richard Dawkins @richard_dawkins #richarddawkins
facing off with Professor Alan Lightman from MIT #mit #massachusettsinstituteoftechnology
, author of ‘Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine’ on the small subject of the existence of god(s). Dawkins was on flying form, quoting Johan Hari’s line “I respect you too much to respect your ridiculous beliefs”. My take-away line from the evening was Dawkins’ “If there is a conception of things beyond the physical world then we simply have to expand our perception of it”. IMHO it was game set and match to Prof Dawkins but then again I’m biased, he’s a rock star academic to me. As you can see the professor needed a drink before being able to face signing my copy of his book. #rockstaracademic #darwinianbiology #deism #theism #religion #doesgodexist
thank you to John Gordon for once again laying on a great evening, good luck with Natalie Portman next week!