Monday, October 29, 2012

Sex, Death and The Meaning of Life - Episode 2 - Richard Dawkins

In the second episode of the three part series, Richard Dawkins tries to understand how the relationship between death and religion has evolved to be so strong, searching for answers for the questions such as "what makes us unique?", "why did not natural selection favor longevity genes?" from an evolutionary perspective.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sex, Death and The Meaning of Life - Episode 1 - Richard Dawkins

This thought-provoking series is not about whether God exists or not. It explores more challenging questions such as "what happens as we move on and leave religion behind?", "what will guide and inspire us in a world free of all Gods?", "how can an atheist find a meaning in life?", "how can we face death without the comfort after life?" and "how we should think about right and wrong?"

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Islam: The Untold Story (2012)

In this controversial and ground-breaking documentary, historian Tom Holland who is taking the chance to enter the risky waters, suggests that we have absence of historical evidence about the beginning and rise of the Islam. Muslims believe that from the very beginning, the great Arab conquest were all about Islam. But in the 7th century, you can barely find a new religion called Islam anywhere in the historical records.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body - Neil Shubin (Audiobook + E-book)

"Shubin is not only a distinguished scientist, but a wonderfully lucid and elegant writer; he is an irrepressibly enthusiastic teacher whose humor and intelligence and spellbinding narrative make this book an absolute delight. Your Inner Fish is not only a great read; it marks the debut of a science writer of the first rank."
Oliver Sacks, British biologist and neurologist at Colombia University

Why do we look the way we do? What does the human hand have in common with the wing of a fly? Are breasts, sweat glands, and scales connected in some way? To better understand the inner workings of our bodies and to trace the origins of many of today's most common diseases, we have to turn to unexpected sources: worms, flies, and even fish.

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