Growing Up in The Universe

Growing Up in the Universe was a series of lectures given by Richard Dawkins as part of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, in which he discussed the evolution of life in the universe.

The lectures were first broadcast in 1991, in the form of five one-hour episodes, on the BBC in the United Kingdom. The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science was granted the rights to the televised lectures, and a DVD version was released by the foundation on 20 April 2007.

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... Life "grows up" in the universe by gradual degrees - evolution - and we grow up in our understanding of our origins and our meaning ... Creation, when it does occur in the universe, is an afterthought ... Creation does not belong in any account of the fundamentals of the universe ...

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