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Dialogue with Archbishop Rowan Williams and Professor Richard Dawkins

Thursday 23rd February 2012

Sir Anthony Kenny chaired a dialogue at Oxford University between Archbishop Rowan Williams and Professor Richard Dawkins on the subject of "The nature of human beings and the question of their ultimate origin."

The event was held in the Sheldonian Theatre and was hosted by Sophia Europa (Theology Faculty) Oxford.  The three protagonists each made an initial statement, after which the dialogue followed in four parts: the nature of individual human beings as they are now; the origin of the human species as a whole; the origin of life on earth; and the origin of the universe.

Watch the video below or listen to an audio file here.


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