Sex, Death And The Meaning Of Life. Episode 3: Meaning

By Ken Perrott 30/10/2012 4


This is the third and last video in the series Sex, Death And The Meaning Of Life. It’s about “meaning.”

Richard Dawkins sets out to answer the question he often gets asked – “How do you get up in the morning?”

Sex, Death And The Meaning Of Life Episode 3.

Another laid-back coverage by Dawkins. He gives plenty of space to the religious attempts to find meaning but is personally not convinced. I find his own description of meaning in understanding and observing reality, experiencing human art and culture, and appreciating the awe provided by our surroundings, far more attractive.

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4 Responses to “Sex, Death And The Meaning Of Life. Episode 3: Meaning”

  • how do you get up in the morning?

    Depending on who’s asking (& whether they are genuinely interested in the response), I may reply along the lines of ‘well, first I stick my feet out from between the sheets, & then I sit up (& try to avoid stepping in or on any ‘gifts’ left by the cat’…

  • Quite so Alison, I’m sure there are individuals around that get up thinking they do so for the “glory of god” or some such thing but very much suspect they are the exception even within religious communities.

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