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Challenging Religious Privilege

New Richard Dawkins TV show coming

Following the success of Richard Dawkins’ controversial TV programme The Root of All Evil? Channel 4 has commissioned a follow-up entitled The Enemies of Reason. The two-part series is described by its makers as follows: “Is it rational that the dead can communicate with the living and give sound advice on how they should live their lives? What about sticking pins into your body to free the flow of Chi energy and cure your illness? Or the bending of spoons using your mind alone? Is that rational? Richard Dawkins doesn’t think so, and feels it is his duty to expose those areas of belief that exist without scientific proof, yet manage to hold the nation under their spell. He will take on the world’s leading proponents in their field of expertise, meet the victims who have used them and expose the history of the movements – from the charlatans who have milked these practices to the experiments and testing that have failed to produce conclusive results.”

Apparently, the show was originally scheduled for a July airing, but has now been postponed. Richard Dawkins thinks it may be in August or September. We’ll keep you posted.
See also: Interview with Dawkins on “The Hour”


Published Fri, 13 Jul 2007