Richard Dawkins Book Tour - Tomcat at University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
I'm back with some more recordings from the Richard Dawkins Book Tour. Yes, I am a stalker! Dawkins decided to make his stop in Charlottesville special by speaking two days in a row, once in celebration of the 30th anniversary of "The Selfish Gene," and again to commemorate the life of Thomas Jefforson and the secular nation he helped establish, as well as the University itself. I will post the first talk's readings because Dawkins chose to change things up by adding in comments from "The Selfish Gene" and "Climbing Mount Improbable." The second day's talk was identical to Dawkins' other stops with the exception of a few more quotes from Jefferson, and that Dawkins called the Rotunda building, in which the talk was held and is the feature peice of the University, a "temple of reason." You could tell he was really moved to be speaking in such a historic place.
The readings from the first talk commemorating "The Selfish Gene" as well as "The God Delusion"
The Q&A afterwards
The second day's question and answer session (It begins with Dawkins restating the first question)
The Enlightenment wounded the beast, but the killing blow has yet to land...