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Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life

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 meaning of life?

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom Channel 4 (2012 - 2012)
Schedule: Mondays, Fridays at 23:05 (45 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Meaning of Life

Episode 1x03; Oct 29, 2012

If death really is the end, how do we create meaning in life? In the last part of his series, Richard Dawkins asks how both religious and non-religious people struggle to find point and purpose. He travels from Las Vegas casinos to Buddhist monasteri

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: The Meaning of LifeOct 29, 2012
1x02: Life After DeathOct 22, 2012
1x01: SinOct 12, 2012
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