While one of the more intellectual responses I have seen to Dawkins, McGrath’s points are ultimately utilitarian – ie: Having faith that God exists assists people to make sense of the world, therefore he exists.
A 15 Part series, videos are relatively short ~5 Minutes.
I try to save all the interesting videos I come across in to a Playlist of some sort, and videos that concern alternatives to medicines (AtMs) are no different.
The Playlist looks at a number of pseudo-scientific alternatives to medicine, and includes videos explaining some of the ways we come to believe they can work.
There are a couple of interviews on select AtMs, including the BBC Test of Homeopathy that would have netted then one million dollars US from the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) had they succeeded.
Richard Dawkins’ second episode from “The Enemies of Reason” entitled “The Irrational Health Service” features as the first on the list.
It’s a list that is open to change as videos come and go – if you have suggestions, let me know!
I found this to be a really interesting discussion on science, and the nature of science. The discussion was organized by the Richard Dawkins foundation and of course features Dawkins himself; it also features renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The discussion is quite long, so bookmark it for later if you don’t have the time right now.
From Openculture, Richard Dawkins Debates John Lennox on The God Delusion
No one debates quite as well as an Oxford professor. And so today we feature two Oxford profs – atheist biologist Richard Dawkins and Christian mathematician John Lennox – debating God and science in … of all places … Birmingham, Alabama. The debate turns largely on a question raised in Dawkins’ 2006 bestseller, The God Delusion: To what extent can religious belief and serious scientific discovery go hand-in-hand? The debate is lively, and the thought serious. A good way to spend 90+ minutes. And Brazilian readers, you’re in luck. You get subtitles. If you would like to purchase a copy of the debate, you can buy it through the Fixed Point Foundation, the Christian organization that organized the event. You can also watch a version of the debate on the Fixed Point web site here.
[DEBATE] Deus, Um Delírio: O Debate – Richard Dawkins & John Lennox from Deus em Debate on Vimeo.