Recommended Videos

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Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, collectively nicknamed the Four Horseman, are featured together in this video debate.


In this short clip produced by the British Humanist Association, several well known figures explain what Humanism is about.


This talk was part of the Ancestor’s Trail 2013. The Ancestor’s Trail is an annual event combining walking, evolution and art. Based on Richard Dawkins’ book ‘The Ancestor’s Tale’, the Trail guides its walkers along a time line from the present day back 3.8 billion years to the origins of life:


Richard Dawkins & Rowan Williams The Archbishop of Canterbury discuss Human Beings & Ultimate Origin, 23rd February, Oxford, moderated by Anthony Kenny.

The 2012 Global Atheist Convention’s moving tribute to Christopher Hitchens.


A look at some of the flawed thinking that prompts people who believe in certain non-scientific concepts to advise others who don’t to be more open-minded.


Professor Stephen Hawking asks some big questions about our universe — How did the universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone? — and discusses how we might go about answering them.


Oxford professor Richard Dawkins presents a series of lectures on life, the universe, and our place in it. With brilliance and clarity, Dawkins unravels an educational gem that will mesmerize young and old alike. Illuminating demonstrations, wildlife, virtual reality, and special guests (including Douglas Adams) all combine to make this collection a timeless classic.


Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can — and should — be an authority on moral issues, shaping human values and setting out what constitutes a good life.


Collision is a documentary film released on October 27, 2009 featuring a debate between prominent atheist Christopher Hitchens and Douglas Wilson, Presbyterian pastor of Christ Church Moscow.
(The video has become unavailable on youtube)

Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0
What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a “religion for atheists” — call it Atheism 2.0 — that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence.