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The Meaning of Life

Author: BBC Worldwide Ltd.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©2012.
Series: Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In the face of catastrophe, spiritual people look to God for relief from their suffering. But how do atheists cope? If there is no grand cosmic plan to explain tragedy or alleviate the tedium of daily responsibilities, why bother to get up in the morning? In this program, biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins explains how science can provide meaning in a universe devoid of God.
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2012
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: BBC Worldwide Ltd.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 841521710
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 19, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (47 min.)) : sound, color.
Contents: Finding Comfort in Higher Powers (1:55) --
Exploring the Meaning of Life (1:47) --
Facing Life without God (2:06) --
Reaffirming God's Existence (2:09) --
Religious Retreat and Devotion (3:05) --
A Bleak Reaction to Atheism (2:40) --
Living and Dying by Chance (2:57) --
Luck: the Gambler's Fallacy (2:34) --
Inventing Patterns (1:36) --
Beating the Odds (1:14) --
Two Atheist Pathways (1:10) --
Absurdist Philosophy (1:46) --
A Sense of Purpose: India's Caste System (3:42) --
Finding Life Meaning on Individual Terms (2:39) --
Tibetan Spiritual Wisdom (2:00) --
Happiness Through Meditation? (1:29) --
Finding Meaning in Creativity (3:03) --
Where it All Began: The Big Bang (1:48) --
Finding Meaning through Science (1:49) --
Gaining Meaning from Life's Mysteries (2:53) --
Atheist's Philosophy (1:51) --
Credits: The Meaning of Life: Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life (0:40).
Series Title: Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life.
Responsibility: BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Abstract:

In the face of catastrophe, spiritual people look to God for relief from their suffering. But how do atheists cope? If there is no grand cosmic plan to explain tragedy or alleviate the tedium of daily responsibilities, why bother to get up in the morning? In this program, biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins explains how science can provide meaning in a universe devoid of God.

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