A Further 50 Renowned Academics Speaking About God (Part 3)





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Published on Nov 2, 2013

Link for Part 1 (for UK and Canada viewers who have been blocked from original video): http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=afc_13...

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:

101. Sir Andrew Huxley, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
102. Steve Jones, UCL Professor of Genetics
103. Yujin Nagasawa, Professor of Philosophy, Birmingham University
104. Dame Alison Richard, Cambridge Professor of Anthropology
105. Peter Millican, Oxford Professor of Philosophy
106. Gareth Stedman Jones, Cambridge Professor of History
107. Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
108. Michael Mann, UCLA Professor of Sociology
109. Brian Greene, Professor of Physics, Columbia University
110. CJ van Rijsbergen, Cambridge Professor of Computer Science
111. Louise Antony, Professor of Philosophy, UMass
112. Leonard Mlodinow, Cal Tech Professor of Physics
113. Lisa Jardine, UCL Professor of History
114. Aaron Ciechanover, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
115. Herbert Huppert, Cambridge Professor of Geophysics
116. Geoff Harcourt, Australian Academic Economist, Cambridge
117. Elizabeth Loftus, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, UC Irvine
118. Paul Rabinow, Berkeley Professor of Anthropology
119. Sir Brian Harrison, Oxford Professor of Modern History
120. Lisa Randall, Harvard Professor of Physics
121. Gabriel Horn, Cambridge Professor of Zoology
122. Jonathan Parry, Cambridge Professor of Anthropology
123. Masatoshi Koshiba, Nobel Laureate in Physics
124. Frank Drake, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, UCSC
125. Jared Diamond, Professor of Geography, UCLA
126. Sir John E. Walker, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
127. J.L. Schellenberg, Professor of Philosophy, MSVU
128. Horace Barlow, Visual Neuroscientist, Cambridge
129. Baroness Susan Greenfield, Oxford Professor of Neuroscience
130. Hermann Hauser, Science Entrepreneur (Cambridge)
131. Stephen Gudeman, Professor of Anthropology, Minnesota
132. Jim Al Khalili, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Surrey
133. Mark Elvin, Professor of Chinese History, ANU/Oxford
134. Stuart Kauffman, Professor of Biochemistry and Mathematics, UVM
135. Stefan Feuchtwang, Professor of Anthropology, LSE
136. Ken Edwards, Cambridge Professor of Genetics
137. Raymond Tallis, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Manchester
138. Geoffrey Hawthorn, Cambridge Professor of Sociology and Political Theory
139. Sir Roger Penrose, Oxford Professor of Mathematics
140. John Dunn, Cambridge Professor of Political Theory
141. Nicholas Humphrey, Professor of Psychology, LSE
142. Craig Venter, Synthetic Life Pioneer
143. Paul Churchland, Professor of Philosophy, UC San Diego
144. Christian de Duve, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
145. Michael Bate, Cambridge Professor of Developmental Biology
146. Melvin Konner, Professor of Anthropology, Emory University
147. Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard Professor of Zoology and Geology
148. Arif Ahmed, Senior Lecturer Philosophy, Cambridge
149. Christof Koch, Caltech Professor of Cognitive and Behavioural Biology
150. Peter Higgs, Nobel Laureate in Physics


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

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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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