Item Details

The Evolution of Human Purpose [electronic resource]

FremantleMedia
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
All other life forms except humans exist to propagate themselves and pass on their genes; humans alone work to other ends. In this lecture, Richard Dawkins distinguishes between the result of eons of natural selection which has resulted in, say, a bird's tail, whose purpose is to enable the bird to fly-purpose with a survival value-and deliberate design, like an airplane's tail. Dawkins shows the relationship between the two in explaining the evolution of human purpose.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
26 min.
Language
English
Rating
12 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 7, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
The Evolution of Darwin
Evolution of Darwin
Contents
  • Darwinian Theory (3:13)
  • Purpose of Animal Body (2:55)
  • Humans Differ from Other Animals (1:47)
  • Natural Selection vs. Deliberate Design (4:12)
  • Brain as On-Board Computer (5:19)
  • Human Goal-Seeking (6:40)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1992.
Publisher no.
  • 3344s Films Media Group
  • 3347 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (26 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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