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Sex, Death and meaning of life
If there is no God watching us, why be good?

Richard Dawkins examines sin. He asks whether the old religious rules about what is right and wrong are helpful and explores what science can tell us about how to be good.

Dawkins journeys from riot-torn inner city London to America's Bible Belt, building a powerful argument that religion's absolutist moral codes fuel lies and guilt.

He finds the most extreme example in a Paris plastic surgery clinic that specialises in making Muslim brides appear to be virgins once again.

But what can science and reason tell us about morality? Through encounters with lemurs, tango dancers, the gay rights campaigner Matthew Parris and the scientist Steven Pinker, Dawkins investigates the deeper roots of moral behaviour in our evolutionary past.

He explores the rituals that surround mating and the science of disgust and taboo. Drawing on crime data and insights from neuroscience, he argues that our evolved senses of reason and empathy appear to be making us more and more moral, even as religious observance declines.

Ideas about the soul and the afterlife, of sin and God's purpose have shaped human thinking for thousands of years. Religious rituals remain embedded in the major events of our lives.

In this thought-provoking series, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins asks what happens if we leave religion behind.

He explores what reason and science might offer to inspire and guide our lives in religion's place. Can science bring understanding in the face of death, help us tell right from wrong, or reveal the meaning of life?

Interesting stuff.
I love science but I often find sceince to be as arrogant as the religious extremists...asserting their opinion is correct and anything else is bullsh*t...

They are an example of polarities and yin and yang...they are opposite yet equal in so many ways.

I find it odd that so many people rely on either science or religion to define things for them...I prefer to define things of this nature for myself.
I thing you have totally misunderstood what science is about or what is meant to be.

Science investigates, religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power.
Science understands, Religion does not.
Yes...sceince investigates and INTERPRETS what they have investigated...and throughout history you can find many examples of science being totally wrong....

Science once ascertained the earth was the center of the universe...and many years later science again disproved what it had formerly embraced as the truth.

I could go on but I won't.

Science gives man knowledge which is power.
Science understands, Religion does not


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