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WDR Spezial – Frei vom Glauben

Published on 20.11.2007 by Zelot
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Der WDR sendet vom 19. November bis zum 2. Dezember mehrere Sendungen zu dem Programmschwerpunkt “Frei vom Glauben”

Montag – Freitag, 19. – 23. November 2007, 19.45 – 20.00 Uhr
WDR 3 Tageszeichen
Oh Gott
Fünf Atheisten argumentieren
Redaktion Lothar Fend

Dienstag, 20. November 2007, 22.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Kein Gott nirgends – oder: Zurück zur Vernunft
Von Angelika Brauer
Redaktion Dorothea Runge

Dienstag, 27. November 2007, 22.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Schöpfungsglaube versus Evolution
Von Peter Meisenberg
Redaktion Dorothea Runge

Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2007, 19.05 – 20.00 Uhr
Forum WDR 3
Gut ohne Gott?
Oder setzt ethisches Handeln immer einen Glauben voraus?
Moderation Lothar Fend
Redaktion Maria Ott

Links extern:
WDR 3 – Das Kulturereignis – Special – Frei vom Glauben
[via hpd-online]

Word Association with Christopher Hitchens

Published on 18.11.2007 by Zelot
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Zitat des Tages – Knowledge or Certainty

Published on 10.12.2006 by Zelot
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It’s said that science will dehumanize people and turn them into numbers. That’s false, tragically false. Look for yourself. This is the concentration camp and crematorium at Auschwitz. This is where people were turned into numbers. Into this pond were flushed the ashes of some four million people. And that was not done by gas. It was done by arrogance, it was done by dogma, it was done by ignorance. When people believe that they have absolute knowledge, with no test in reality, this is how they behave. This is what men do when they aspire to the knowledge of gods.

Science is a very human form of knowledge. We are always at the brink of the known; we always feel forward for what is to be hoped. Every judgment in science stands on the edge of error and is personal. Science is a tribute to what we can know although we are fallible. In the end, the words were said by Oliver Cromwell: “I beseech you in the bowels of Christ: Think it possible you may be mistaken.”

I owe it as a scientist to my friend Leo Szilard, I owe it as a human being to the many members of my family who died here, to stand here as a survivor and a witness. We have to cure ourselves of the itch for absolute knowledge and power. We have to close the distance between the push-button order and the human act. We have to touch people.

Links extern:
Jacob Bronowski – Wikipedia