STREAMING: Richard Dawkins: What shall we tell the Aliens?

Livestream: Opening of the International Science Festival

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18:00 - 20:00, tis. 3 maj.



How universally significant is our knowledge? One way to put it is, what would we have in common with aliens, should we ever meet them? Would they honour their equivalent of Newton? Yes. Einstein? Yes. Darwin? I shall argue yes again. I shall argue that evolution is universal and predictable.

Let us celebrate the scientific debate, and the constant, fearless, search for new knowledge!

Richard Dawkins is one of the most respected scientists in the world. He is a British ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and popular science writer. He was professor of Public Understanding at University of Oxford 1995-2008. He is an internationally best-selling author. Among his books are The Ancestor’s Tale, The Selfish Gene, The Blind Watchmaker, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil’s Chaplain, The God Delusion, The Greatest Show on Earth and The Magic of Reality etc. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Society of Literature.

Farshid Jalalvand, researcher in clinical microbiology. Jalalvand is also a cultural writer and writes about biology, philosophy and history. Jalalvand has appeared in media during the Corona Pandemic as a vaccine expert.

Jonna Bornemark, professor in philosophy, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge Södertörn University. Bornemark have among other books written "De omätbaras renässans". Her latest book is called "Jag är himmel och hav"

Anders Hansen is a Swedish physician, psychiatrist and author. He has written several acclaimed books about how the brain works and has hosted popular science programs on TV.

Lisa Kirsebom, Science journalist and Host of the evening.

Park Jiha, Korean composer and multiinstrumentalist, composes groundbreaking modern music rooted in traditional Korean instruments. Park Jiha released her new Solo album ‘The Gleam’ in February this year. Park Jiha attempts to distil light into sound. In collaboration with Clandestino Festival

Linnea Jardemark, artist. Will perform live-projections on stage.


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