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Fresh Air, Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins, March 7, 2008 | [Terry Gross]

Fresh Air, Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins, March 7, 2008

Hear British scientist Richard Dawkins and geneticist Francis Collins on this edition of Fresh Air. Richard Dawkins is a professor of the public understanding of science at Oxford University. The New York Times has hailed him as a writer who "understands the issues so clearly that he forces his reader to understand them too". In his latest book, he writes about what he sees as the irrationality of a belief in God and sets down his arguments for atheism.
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Hear British scientist Richard Dawkins and geneticist Francis Collins on this edition of Fresh Air.

Richard Dawkins is a professor of the public understanding of science at Oxford University. The New York Times Book Review has hailed him as a writer who "understands the issues so clearly that he forces his reader to understand them too". In his latest book, he writes about what he sees as the irrationality of a belief in God, examines conceptions of God in all forms, and sets down his arguments for atheism. His book (and audiobook) The God Delusion is now out in paperback. (Original Airdate: 3/28/2007)

Then, Francis Collins, the director of the National Human Genome Research Project. Previously, as head of the National Genome Project, he helped decode the human genome. Collins is also an evangelical Christian and author of the book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, which is now out in paperback. (Original Airdate: 3/29/2007) [Broadcast Date: March 7, 2008]

Then, pick up The God Delusion
The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

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      "Dominated by Dawkins"

      During the program, we hear from Dawkins for about 25 minutes but from Collins only about 10. I was disappointed each guest did not have the same amount of time to plead his case.

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      "Richard Dawkins again with his a game."
      Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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      What was one of the most memorable moments of Fresh Air, Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins, March 7, 2008?

      Collins not wanting to tell the truth.


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      This was a short interview/debate.


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      Great! for short car trips.

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      What did you love best about Fresh Air, Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins, March 7, 2008?

      Dawkins is always interesting.


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      This material was not that original, and having read and watched a lot of Dawkins, I was a little disappointed. But if you are new to him, it isn't a bad interview.

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