Meeting Report

June 6, 2009

A Brief History of Disbelief
Episode 3: The Final Hour

This was the final one-hour episode of this three-hour series, in which the history of disbelief continues with the ideas of self-taught philosopher Thomas Paine, the revolutionary studies of geology, and the evolutionary theories of Darwin.

Jonathan Miller looked at the Freudian view that religion is a “thought disorder.” He also examines his motivation behind making the series, touching on the issues of death and the religious fanaticism of the 21st century.

Thirteen people were at the meeting, including three who were attending for the first time. As for the first two episodes, the discussion was very enthusiastic.

Report prepared by Bill Potts

2002 BBC Profile of Jonathan Miller

 


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