TED Talks: Richard Dawkins on our strange universe

A new weekly post featuring talks by innovative thinkers, sponsored by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design). This is what the internet was made for – to allow challenging ideas to escape from their academic ghettoes and hang out in a place where they can talk to each other.

Richard Dawkins talks about the “queerness” of science in reference to J. B. S. Haldane’s quote: My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. In this enlightening and entertaining talk, he pulls the rug out from under our feet to demonstrate that “science, as opposed to technology, does violence to common sense.” Watch out for a fascinating and slightly scary story about Major General Albert Stubblebine III, US Intelligence Commander from 1981 – 1984.

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