I've been busy writing and sifting through the mounds of material I have for inclusion in the book. It's very exciting to listen back to these interviews. Thought I'd share this clip with you.
Richard Dawkins Clip 1
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"Darwin is so important, it is almost absurd that children don’t learn about it when they are tiny, practically, because it is the explanation for our existence, the existence of all living things, and it’s in a way, one of the most powerful explanations of anything that anybody has ever suggested, because if you think about it, the ratio of that which it explains, which is everything about life and everything about complexity, divided by that which you need to postulate in order to do the explaining. It’s a colossal ratio, because what you have to postulate is extraordinarily simple. It actually amounts to little more than high fidelity genetics because everything else kind of follows naturally. And from that almost miniscule level of assumptions you can explain just about everything about life, and yet, simple as the explanation is, powerful as it is, and huge as the magnitude of what it explains is, nobody thought of it before the middle of the 19th century. Which is an astonishing fact because it doesn’t require great mathematics, doesn’t require highly sophisticated notation of any sort, anybody can understand, although an amazing number of people fail to. So, it’s almost unique, perhaps it is unique, in it’s in the sheer power of what it does for the human intellect."
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