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Graham Hancock questions Richard Dawkins on psychedelics and challenging his world view

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Published on Aug 8, 2012

Dr Richard Dawkins, author of books such as The Selfish Gene (http://amzn.to/NjmDZ8) and The God Delusion (http://amzn.to/NdfGdY), is famous for his materialist views about the nature of reality and his belief that "the supernatural... can never offer us a true explanation of the things we see in the world and the universe around us." On 3 November 2011, Dr Dawkins visited the British city of Bath to promote his new book The Magic of Reality (http://amzn.to/NdfMm5) and gave a reading at the Bath Central Library. In the Q&A session following the reading Graham Hancock, author of books such as Fingerprints of the Gods (http://amzn.to/x7PNY3), Supernatural: Meetings with the Ancient Teachers of Mankind (http://amzn.to/thGLVP), and Entangled (http://amzn.to/sKUGuR), pointed out to Dr Dawkins that many traditional hunter-gather cultures believe there are other realities -- spirit worlds and so on and so forth -- and concrete techniques, such as the use of psychoactive plants, to access them. "As a scientist," Hancock asked, "have you ever seriously engaged such techniques to have first-hand experience of what they're talking about, and perhaps even to challenge your own concept of what is real?"

In view of Dr Dawkins' influence and importance as a shaper of public opinion his reply, given before an audience of several hundred, is a matter of public record and public interest and shows him to be more open-minded than many of his critics might allege.

See the mentioned books below:
The Magic of Reality, Richard Dawkins
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iTunes: http://bit.ly/OSaqdV
US: http://amzn.to/QfjKrc
UK- http://amzn.to/MjqKXI
CA: http://amzn.to/No24t6

The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins
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US: http://amzn.to/OS1i9b
UK- http://amzn.to/NdnjRF
CA: http://amzn.to/OS2Jo3

The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins
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US: http://amzn.to/MvsPuS
UK- http://amzn.to/MvtsVs
CA: http://amzn.to/O4U0j7

Fingerprints of the Gods, by Graham Hancock
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US: http://amzn.to/x7PNY3
UK: http://amzn.to/A7Sq8c
CA: http://amzn.to/wwmPZ0

Supernatural, by Graham Hancock
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US: http://amzn.to/thGLVP
UK: http://amzn.to/uGcfvc
CA: http://amzn.to/xVpMEP

Entangled, by Graham Hancock
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US: http://amzn.to/sKUGuR
UK: http://amzn.to/umVtGF
CA: http://amzn.to/sZ0nNA

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