This week, on many of my stations, viewers will get to meet Professor Richard Dawkins. With his two bestselling books, The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins has become known by many as one of the century’s greatest thinkers, as well as one of the preeminent, evolutionary, socio-biologists and outspoken atheists.
With his latest book, An Appetite for Wonder, our discussion focuses on why he became a scientist and what drives him to keep exploring the human condition. But what caught us all by surprise, including Richard and myself, was when we conversed about his belief in the awe and wonder of existence and mankind, and how it seemed to conflict with what is perceived to be, by many, atheistic views. In fact, as I told Richard, they actually seemed more like religious or spiritual views.
His response and the rest of our conversation enriched us both and I know you too, whatever your beliefs are, will also find it illuminating.
For the many readers I have around the world, who do not get to see the show on PBS, I will post the entire conversation shortly after my stations air it.
I will leave you with this thought to ponder. Whether we came into existence due to just a random fluctuation in the primordial ooze, or if there is an intelligent designer that created us, we must be in awe and wonder of it all and filled with gratitude that it occurred.
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