Tribute to Richard Dawkins: We Are Going to Die

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GirlDoesRant : This was incredibly beautiful.

Analytical Atheist : Personally, I find this more comforting than any religious view of death. I feel infinitely lucky to be here, and this video makes me feel motivated. The world isn't always pretty, but there was never any promise that it is. And I don't have to live with the fact that my friend is in hell.

Andrew Wilson : Goddamn, Dawkins knows how to write. Precisely the right balance of cold, hard truth, pathos and sentiment.

Seantorky3 : I want this to be read at my funeral.

Niki Wonoto : ..but then our beautiful planet is ironically & sadly being destroyed now by many greedy capitalists & business & corporate just only for the sake of Money & Profits...! it's depressing,..but it's the sad truth/reality..

Saral Thakur : well, i didn't ask to born. sips rat poison*

vijay singh kunwar : I find his voice so soothing.....

RebelSeb : Such beautiful words. Fit for a eulogy.

Matthew Whitehouse : Such a beautifully coloured and lyrical speech. Dawkins is an excellent writer.

truth_seeker : Simply one of the best speeches ever.

Mayan Espiritu : Didn't know Dawkins was a poet... Simply briliant

Ekvitarius : Anyone else tear up?

white plum tree : I'm Christian, and I disagree with Dawkins about the afterlife and the soul. But on other things I agree almost completely with every point he makes (they are impossible to refute!). This video was beautiful, and moved me to tears. I am definitely going to read that book of his.

Gediminas Jesinas : Dawkins is has to be damn good writer.

Kanzu999 : Such an amazing video... it always really motivates me to get a better understanding of the Universe and why we are here.

Chiba Sophie Cha : this speech is in Nightwish's new album

Josaphat Pineda : One of my favorite quotes from Richard Dawkins himself.

Lily Faiiry : Love that the starting quote made it into the Nightwish song (spoken by Dawkins himself) "The Greatest Show on Earth". Go listen to it, this quote is at 18m 9s in. So beautiful.


missysmithy25 : So beautifully poignant.

Benjamin Baker : This is great!! Atheism FTW

All that is now : The truth relating to conscious life has been revealed, for the first time in mankind's history we can know how life works. There have been a lot of books that say what is true but this is the first book that just says what the evidence says is true. We all have to live and die so the truth about it concerns us all. Nothing could be more important or worthwhile than checking the truth for yourself. Google *_Truth Contest_* and check out the top entry.

LPArabia : Is it a logical fallacy to ask that you have a choice to be born or to exist in first place? Sometimes I wonder if I had this option with a life/afterlife having a probability 50/50 for being happy or miserable. I'd rather not to exist in first place.

Immortal Cosmoterran : We are privileged not just to understand why our eyes are open in the short time before they close forever, as Dawkins correctly says, but to begin understanding the cellular processes which cause them to close forever so quickly, so that we or future generations will be able to keep eyes open indefinitely. Organizations such as Human Longevity, Inc., Google Calico, the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence Foundation, and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging are working toward this goal, and for those who don't live to see it realized, there's the backup plan of cryostasis, which may enable people to be revived once aging is cured.

SPL-316 : I feel terrible I don't know who this man is. Who is he? He's dead?

darkwoodmovies : The Greatest Show on Earth brought me here.

Neil kenny Kenny : When my eyes close forever (Hopefully not for a long time yet) id love this beautifully written piece to be read at my secular funeral.

commandoslayer : Everytime I think about death I watch this video.

kaz9781 : wait so our dna allows for more people to be here than actual people alive? so i dont have to be here right now? someone. else could be here in my place?

Ali74 : Completely changes your perspective. Incredible video

Radical Humanist : This video made me weep. I never experienced such an emotion. Thank you Richard, thank you.

neverumindwho : Having an existential crisis this week; this video has helped a lot, thanks.

Sam Sampe : hardest "try not to cry challenge" for me

Carla McCujo : Incredibly beautiful :') thanks a lot for putting this video online! 

Austin Garrison : It will be sad when he dies. Let's pray that Richard lives another 100 years ;)

Christy Hedges : So beautiful!

Twoofer Derper : We have people that are protesting this man to go on shows saying his Islamophobic. The brilliance of Richard Dawkins will be echoed for generations to come.

Jim, TWICE's pet gerbil : FYI The background music is Gabriel Fauré's Cantique de Jean Racine.

Brett Kerlin : Awesome video! Does anybody know the name of the music playing in the background?

Trevor Kohne : With the knowledge of how unlikely it was for my specific life to exist in the universe, I consider even the most challenging emotions and experiences such as sadness, pain, or loosing a loved one to be cherished. I was given the astounding opportunity to exist in this universe, and better yet, to exist in this universe as a comprehensive, intelligent organism that understands much of the happenings in this complex existence. As living human beings, we have defied all odds throughout billions of years of evolution and generational biology to be selected as the one cluster of DNA out of an almost infinite array of possibilities to be born into this universe. I will never be able to look over this privilege for as long as I have the opportunity of life.

Tim Lewis : I wonder what made humans conscious in the first place, and how one can be so certain it will never happen again, when before your birth "you" were not conscious and yet the silence was broken by entering the world for the first time. I also wonder what makes people think about God or gods in the first place. If you want true atheists, look to the animal kingdom. As a Seventh Day Adventist Christian, I probably have some differing views, although I agree that the dead are in fact dead, at least for the time being. Ecclesiastes 9:5 For the living know they will die; but the dead do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their memory is forgotten. 6 Indeed their love, their hate and their zeal have already perished, and they will no longer have a share in all that is done under the sun. However: it appears that from both perspectives that those that choose evil and selfishness are under a kind of spell of insanity. That goes for the atheist perspective - wasting the only non-God given life of yourself and others around you. The insanity of wasting the only life you have on evil.

Scott Stapp : This is the most contrived way to say YOLO I've ever seen. 

Timothy Clarke : WHO WROTE THE MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND?! Please identify the track.

AxxL : Why does that make us lucky? If we were never born we wouldn't care because we wouldn't even exist.

Ritesh Ajoodha : Absolutely Beautiful!

Charles Berg : What is the background music? It's really beautiful.

studyhistory2ctruth : Song please?

Ben Rodgers : I like Richard Dawkins. But he really needs to read Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence by David Benatar.

Miraç ÖZTÜRK : ironically, this proves the existence of the GOD. I love you GOD. The one and only one...

Justinpie91 : I find it hard to enjoy listening to something like this when it's being narrated by Dawkins, a man who wrote a whole fucking book on how believing in God is a delusion. I understand where atheists come from in their opinions since I used to be one, but I also understand that it's a very narrow-minded way of thinking that relies on the absense of subjective experiences (which by itself is an entirely whole new world of knowledge), and to arrogantly force it down the throats of people like it's fact really angers me, but it also shows the true lack of intelligence of people like him who think they're so high and mighty. I laugh at his attempts to try to and get his head around how something so improbable happened. Even without spirituality or the belief in God, it doesn't take a rocket-scientist to understand that the universe is likely infinite in size and that near-all possibilities exist. Science like this is flawed from the foundations. Even if there was a big bang, science has no answer for why there was anything ever there in the first place and never can answer it, nor can it touch on unseen realms which are likely so unimaginably huge and utterly different that our lives here are a grain of sand compared to realities that are possible. Isn't it obvious then that there's some necessity of a higher power? That life is innately necessary, intelligent and infinite?