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  • Another 50 Renowned Academics Speaking About God (Part 2)

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    Link for Part 1 (for UK and Canada viewers who have been blocked from original video): http://www.liveleak.com/vie...

    I do not claim that this video demonstrates there is no God. It is not an argument against God in itself, so there is no argument from popularity or authority. I claim that the more scientifically and philosophically literate a person, the less likely they are to believe in a deity. If you think the concept of a God has nothing to do with the universe, logic, metaphysics, epistemology, human beings, etc., then this video is not for you. If you think it does have something to do with such subjects, then you might want to consider why the best experts on those subjects usually fail to see reason to believe in a deity.

    Speakers in order of appearance:

    51. Frank Wilczek, Nobel Laureate in Physics, MIT
    52. VS Ramachandran, World-Renowned Neuroscientist, UC San Diego
    53. Bruce C. Murray, Caltech Professor Emeritus of Planetary Science
    54. Sir Raymond Firth, World-Renowned Anthropologist, LSE
    55. Alva Noë, Berkeley Professor of Philosophy
    56. Alan Dundes, World Expert in Folklore, Berkeley
    57. Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy, CUNY
    58. Bede Rundle, Oxford Professor of Philosophy
    59. Sir Richard Friend, Cambridge Professor of Physics
    60. George Lakoff, Berkeley Professor of Linguistics
    61. Sir John Sulston, Nobel Laureate in Physiology/Medicine
    62. Shelley Kagan, Yale Professor of Philosophy
    63. Roy J. Glauber, Nobel Laureate in Physics
    64. Lewis Wolpert, Emeritus Professor of Biology, UCL
    65. Mahzarin Banaji, Harvard Professor of Social Ethics
    66. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Professor of Practical Ethics, Duke University
    67. Richard Dawkins, Oxford Evolutionary Biologist
    68. Bruce Hood, Professor of Experimental Psychology, Bristol
    69. Marvin Minsky, Artificial Intelligence Research Pioneer, MIT
    70. Herman Philipse, Professor of Philosophy, Utrecht University
    71. Michio Kaku, CUNY Professor of Theoretical Physics
    72. Dame Caroline Humphrey, Cambridge Professor of Anthropology
    73. Max Tegmark, World-Renowned Cosmologist, MIT
    74. David Parkin, Oxford Professor of Anthropology
    75. Robert Price, Professor of Theology and Biblical Criticism
    76. Jonathan Haidt, Professor of Psychology, Virginia
    77. Max Perutz, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
    78. Rodolfo Llinas, Professor of Neuroscience, New York
    79. Dan McKenzie, World-Renowned Geophysicist, Cambridge
    80. Patricia Churchland, Professor of Philosophy, UC San Diego
    81. Sean Carroll, Caltech Theoretical Cosmologist
    82. Alexander Vilenkin, World-Renowned Theoretical Physicist
    83. PZ Myers, Professor of Biology, Minnesota
    84. Haroon Ahmed, Prominent Cambridge Scientist (Microelectronics)
    85. David Sloan Wilson, Professor of Biology and Anthropology, SUNY
    86. Bart Ehrman, Professor of Religious Studies, UNC
    87. Seth Lloyd, Pioneer of Quantum Computing, MIT
    88. Dan Brown, Fellow in Organic Chemistry, Cambridge
    89. Victor Stenger, Emeritus Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Hawaii
    90. Simon Schaffer, Cambridge Professor of the History of Science
    91. Saul Perlmutter World-Renowned Astrophysicist, Berkeley
    92. Lee Silver, Princeton Professor of Molecular Biology
    93. Barry Supple, Emeritus Professor of Economic History, Cambridge
    94. Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Professor of Law
    95. John Raymond Smythies, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatric Research
    96. Chris Hann, Max Planck Institute For Social Anthropology
    97. David Gross, Nobel Laureate in Physics
    98. Ronald de Sousa, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Toronto
    99. Robert Hinde, Emeritus Professor of Zoology, Cambridge
    100. Carolyn Porco, NASA Planetary Scientist


    FEATURED MUSIC:

    J.S. Bach - St. Matthew Passion: Kommt, ihr Tochter, helft mir klagen 00:00
    John Cale - The Ritual (American Psycho OST) 05:57
    Ludovico Einaudi - Passaggio 09:06
    Ludovico Einaudi - Andare 12:46, 21:42, 29:55
    Philip Glass - The Poet Acts 18:13
    Max Richter - Embers 25:19
    Ludovico Einaudi - Dietro Casa 38:01

    CLIP SOURCES:

    The vast majority of the clips have been taken from the following sources:

    Professor Alan Macfarlane: http://www.alanmacfarlane.com
    Closer To Truth (Dr Robert Lawrence Kuhn): http://www.closertotruth.com
    The Science Network (Roger Bingham): http://thesciencenetwork.org
    The Vega Science Trust (Sir Harold Kroto): http://vega.org.uk


    Copyright disclaimer--"Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use." Show less
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    The more scientifically literate, intellectually honest and objectively sceptical a person is, the more likely they are to disbelieve in anything supernatural, including god. These films are part of a compilation of some of the best examples of such individuals, and their thoughts on the divine. All the speakers featured are elite academics and professors at top institutions, some of whom are also Nobel Laureates.
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