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Richard Dawkins:
Militant atheism

TED2002 · 29:10 · Filmed Feb 2002
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Richard Dawkins: Militant atheism
29:10 · Filmed February 2002 at TED2002 · Subtitles available in 39 languages

Richard Dawkins urges all atheists to openly state their position — and to fight the incursion of the church into politics and science. A fiery, funny, powerful talk.

Evolutionary biologist
Oxford professor Richard Dawkins has helped steer evolutionary science into the 21st century, and his concept of the "meme" contextualized the spread of ideas in the information age. In recent years, his devastating critique of religion has made him a leading figure in the New Atheism. Full bio
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