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Richard Dawkins' epic final word/conclusion @ Intelligence²

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Published on Dec 30, 2009

Dawkins doing what he does best.
The statement or motion under discussion was "we'd be better off without religion"

Taken from the full length video available for free on http://www.intelligencesquared.com/

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LOWE sonia
A Wise intelligent gentleman of whom there are not enough in this world of our,s.I salute you dear Richard Dawkins
Wigbert Traxler
Fantastic speech!!
tenrecc
"In modern science, the term "theory" refers to scientific theories, a well-confirmed type of explanation of nature, made in a way consistent with scientific method, and fulfilling the criteria required by modern science." Not too surprising a religious person doesn't understand that saying that something is "just a theory" isn't an argument against it - being a theory is the highest rank anything can achieve in science.
Roger Sowerbutts
Love Dawkins. What a great intellect and gentleman. How dare religion claim they have sole rights to morality and basic human decency.
Wandson Rodrigues
Gloria a Deus!!!
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Bill Streifer
Well said. But I've always wondered if Richard Dawkins' words would appear nearly as powerful if he didn't have such a fantastic accent.
Philip Mc Adam
Well summed up and expresses my position. It is one of the biggest questions that I find a lot of my still religious friends asking where I draw my morals from. Or when I play beautiful music, telling me that could only come from god. No I tell tell them it is from Strauss or Bach etc. It is a man mad thing. On the morals issue I would still find it very hard to steal or murder some one. I still want to do good thinks and not create any misery for anyone else. I will help anyone that needs it to the best of my ability. One thing that religion did not teach me I maintain that gay people are naturally formed and that they should be afforded the rights and privileges of anyone else. They should not be treated differently and homophobia should end. I still feel I am a moral person and strive to even more so. I am totally against war and fighting of any kind.  What do i believe in now I hear you ask. I believe that if there is a god I do not think he or she or it is too much concerned about us in any way. There are too many other rocks in the universe for any notice to be given to us. I believe that you have to live you life to the full as this all that we have and it would be a total waste if we did not. There is no after life when my body stops working I will begin to rot and should be disposed off. On a side issue of the after life, I really do not want to meet all my relations again. I would like to meet my wife again but feel she would have had enough of me and want a change. So even if I did believe I would not be looking forward to the reunion of all my relations. So I would recommend every one stop believing in a myth and start living life to the full and make this rock a better place for everyone.
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AstronomyGuru84
Every now and then I have these wonderful moments of elation. Happy that I turned away from religion. Happy I turned away from dogma. Happy that I rebelled against what was shoved down my throat as a child. I’m having one of those moments now. 
AbtMatt
but that would require evidence!
Brian Greene
Don't bother backing up your statement or anything
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