Dawkins and Attenborough share the gift of the English accent. Swoon!
Yes it was the 'Something from Nothing talk' and I also attended the talk at the opera house last night. So interesting, invigorating even! They went through the chapters of his new book 'The Magic of Reality', the scientists worked well together Dawkins having insight on the origins of human life and Krauss on the origins of the universe.
His views on the Judeo-Christian faith is the same that of ancient Egyptian deities, hindu, muslim, druidic and any other religion - it's all the same, all try to explain the universe in terms of a supernatural figure, now Ra the sun god seems ridiculous to us, soon Jesus Christ will seem so as well. Everyone thinks THEIR religion is correct, but if you were born in India you'd be a Hindu, or in ancient Aboriginal times you'd believe in a rainbow serpent, it's an accident each one of us are born where we are and have been exposed to whatever faith we are attached to/broke free from.
Ok, enough rant! I got Dawkins to sign my copy of 'The god delusion' I've heard he doesn't believe in book signings, he's not into the 'celebrity' aspect of being a famous scientist, so he looked quite bored. I joking asked if he would like to be my sperm doner... he was a little scared. HA!
Anyone reading/thinking of reading 'The magic of reality' to their kids? Once mine a little older it's gonna be the bible round here.