Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Evolution of Suicide Bombers

It has been a while since I have posted and thus I offer my apologies to my readers (all two of you) with more from the Richard Dawkins Foundation. Recently, there was an international conference of atheists in Washington D.C. with the "Four Horseman" of modern atheism in attendance (Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and Hitchens) and numerous other scholars and academics addressing many issues important to everyone in the world. Professor Andy Thompson of the University of Virgina gave a lecture on the origins of suicide bombers and suicide bombings from the ancient times to today which he titled "We few, we happy few. We band of brothers" from Shakespear's Henry V play. Here are the lecture and the Q and A sessions that came directly after the presentation:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3: Q & A

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