Is there evidence of intelligent design in the Universe? In the Eighteenth Century David Hume presented a series of powerful arguments against the Argument from Design. Stewart Sutherland, Provost of Gresham College, outlines these arguments and demonstrates their continuing relevance in this latest interview for Philosophy Bites.
Sam Harris has a very interesting polemic online about atheism and why atheists shouldn't call themselves atheists...it has generated over 600 comments already. His basic line is that we should focus on ideas such as 'reason' and 'evidence' rather than define ourselves in opposition to believers... Read Sam Harris on The Problem With Atheism
Hendy discusses the Reithian vision of the early days of the radio station from its beginnings in 1967 (dispelling some myths about Lord Reith's alleged elitism in the process). He goes on to illuminate difficult route it plotted for itself in the 70s, 80s and 90s, at one point steering between the unlikely Scylla and Chaybdis of Mary Whitehouse and Stuart Hall.
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of David Hendy discussing Radio 4 and morality (18'28")
Anthony Kenny talks about his new four-volume history of Philosophy in the latest episode of Philosophy Bites (he reveals in an aside that he used to meet up with Derrida to discuss Descartes - who would have predicted that?).