The Resource Sex, death, and the meaning of life

Sex, death, and the meaning of life

Label
Sex, death, and the meaning of life
Title
Sex, death, and the meaning of life
Contributor
Director
Presenter
Producer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Episode 1 - Life After Death : Richard Dawkins explores what science can tell us about death. It's a journey that takes him from Hindu funeral pyres in India to genetics labs in New York. Dawkins brings together the latest neuroscience, evolutionary and genetic theory to examine why we crave life after death, why we evolved to age and how the human genome is something like real immortality - traits inherited from our distant ancestors that we pass on to future generations. He meets a Christian dying of motor neurone disease, reminisces about the Wall Street Crash with a 105-year-old stockbroker, and interviews James Watson, the geneticist who co-discovered the structure of DNA
  • Episode 2 - Sin: If there is no God watching us, why be good? Richard Dawkins examines sin. He asks whether the old religious rules about what is right and wrong are helpful and explores what science can tell us about how to be good. Dawkins journeys from riot-torn inner city London to America's Bible Belt, building a powerful argument that religion's absolutist moral codes fuel lies and guilt. He finds the most extreme example in a Paris plastic surgery clinic that specialises in making Muslim brides appear to be virgins once again. But what can science and reason tell us about morality? Through encounters with lemurs, tango dancers, the gay rights campaigner Matthew Parris and the scientist Steven Pinker, Dawkins investigates the deeper roots of moral behaviour in our evolutionary past
  • Episode 3 - The meaning of life: Why does an atheist bother to get up in the morning? That's the question Richard Dawkins seeks to answer as he continues his exploration of the big questions of life in a world shaking off religious faith. In a journey that takes him from the casinos of Las Vegas to Buddhist monasteries in the foothills of the Himalayas, Richard Dawkins examines how both religious and non-religious people struggle to find meaning in their lives. He looks at how our existence is ruled by chance, meeting people whose fate was to be born into extreme poverty in India's slums and the survivors of a natural disaster in Joplin, Missouri, a city ripped apart in 2011 by a tornado on a random course
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director/producer: Alison Ramsay
Dewey number
215
Intended audience
No rating given
PerformerNote
Presenter: Richard Dawkins
Runtime
150
Technique
live action
Label
Sex, death, and the meaning of life
Copyright
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Episode 1:
  • Life after death
  • Episode 2 :
  • Sin
  • Episode 3: The
  • meaning of life
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (approximately 150 min.)
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
colour, sound, with black and white sequences
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27151657
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
xx27151657
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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