QuoteThis is the complete audiobook God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens, narrated by Christopher Hitchens. The book, a withering criticism of monotheistic revelations, was originally published on May 1, 2007.
Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was an English author, essayist, journalist, and writer of over 30 books, including five collections of essays.
QuoteHow does a robin know to fly south? The answer might be weirder than you think: Quantum physics may be involved. Jim Al-Khalili rounds up the extremely new, extremely strange world of quantum biology, where something Einstein once called "spooky action at a distance" helps birds navigate, and quantum effects might explain the origin of life itself.
QuoteGod, they say, is in the details. But could God also be in our frontal lobes? Every culture from the dawn of humankind has imagined planes of existence beyond the reach of our senses, spiritual domains that shape our Earthly experiences. Why do beliefs of the fantastic hold such powerful sway over our species? Is there something in our evolutionary history that points to an answer? Does neuroscience hold the key? Straddling the gap between science and religion, Brian Greene is joined by renowned neuroscientists, anthropologists, and evolutionary biologists, to explore one of the most profound mysteries of our existence.
QuoteYou've probably heard that the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park is a ticking time bomb ready to go off at any time. But as it turns out, volcanologists aren't too worried about it.
QuotePeople have struggled to understand some hypotheses scientists had, which are correct but were disclaimed back then. So here's the 5 scientists and their ideas that nobody believed.
QuoteThe massive find promises to help scientists better understand how all rocky bodies--including our own planet--came to be.
QuoteWe went behind the scenes with former MythBusters star Adam Savage for his new series Savage Builds. In the first episode Adam builds a titanium Iron Man suit modeled directly from Marvel Studios, with the hopes of actually flying it.
QuoteTo effectively feed their babies, dung beetles must push their dung balls in a straight line, up to 100 yards from where they first started. Since they don't have GPS, dung beetles use the stars to navigate.
QuoteThroughout the Pleistocene Epoch, the range of the woolly rhino grew and shrank in sync with global climate. So what caused the climate -- and the range of the woolly rhino -- to cycle back and forth between such extremes?
QuoteAs a scientific concept, evolution was revolutionary when it was first introduced. With the help of all three of our hosts and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's new Deep Time Hall, we'll try to explain how evolution actually works and how we came to understand it.