Happy Birthday, Richard Dawkins: An Atheist’s Animated Altercation with God
Knocking on heaven’s door of lamentable ignorance.
By Maria Popova
Yesterday, we explored humanity’s age-old paradox of grappling with mortality. Today, as evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins — tireless myth-buster, vocal atheist, and one level-headed dad — celebrates his seventy-second birthday, LA-based filmmaker Kevin R. Breen brings us Richard Dawkins Dies: a delightfully South-Park-esque confrontation between Dawkins and God as the two engage in a smack-down at the heart of the creationism vs. evolution quasi-debate.
The best excuse for [people who don’t believe in evolution] is lamentable ignorance.
Complement with The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True, Dawkins’s science-driven antidote to creationist mythology, one of the best children’s books of 2011.
Published March 26, 2013