September 11th, 2010

dawkins and attenborough in symbiosis

David Attenborough and Richard Dawkins. Photo: Alistair Thain

The Guardian has a sort of double-whammy interview; 17 minutes of Richard Dawkins and David Attenborough chewing the fat on whatever comes to mind.

The clip rounds up unexpectedly with Attenborough’s impersonation of Ernst Mayr, which is simultaneously unnerving and endearing. Listen here.


Comment by Aengus
  • Saw this on reddit, only getting around to listening now…

    “You can produce a computer graphic and put it on the line to someone in Australia” :’) The chap’s just great.

    September 14, 2010 @ 6:45 pm
  • Comment by Jonathan
  • Yeah. You’ve got to hand it to him though; he’s apparently spent most of his career keeping up to date with dizzying advances in technology and knowledge. Can you imagine the sort of technology that will invoke that kind of awed (and naive) response in our generation?

    September 14, 2010 @ 7:03 pm
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