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Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life

Synopsis
Ideas about the soul and the afterlife, of sin and God’s purpose have shaped human thinking for thousands of years. Religious rituals remain embedded in the major events of our lives. In this thought-provoking series, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins asks what happens if we leave religion behind. He explores what reason and science might offer to inspire and guide our lives in religion’s place. Can science bring understanding in the face of death, help us tell right from wrong or reveal the point of life in the first place? Dawkins builds a powerful argument for facing up to the scientific truth about life and death - however hard that might appear to be. Consists of three fifty minute programmes: LIFE AFTER DEATH; SIN and The MEANING OF LIFE.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Notes
Each programme is also available to buy separately at £195 (+ VAT, +P&P)
Subjects
Religious studies; Science
Keywords
death; evolution; religious belief and practice; Philosophy

Credits

Contributor
Richard Dawkins

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£585.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
150 minutes
Year
2012

Sections

Title
Life After Death

Title
Sin

Title
Meaning of Life

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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