Why the universe seems so strange
This well conceived talk illustrates the difference between our intuitive view of reality compared to a far more complex reality per the findings of modern science.
One of several interesting points made by Professor Dawkins:
Steve Grand points out that you and I are, ourselves, more like a wave than a permanent thing. He invites us, the reader, to think of an experience from your childhood, something you remember clearly, something you can see, feel, maybe even smell, as if you were really there. After all, you really were there at the time, weren't you? How else would you remember it?
But here is the bombshell: you weren't there. Not a single atom that is in your body today was there when that event took place. Matter flows from place to place and momentarily comes together to be you. Whatever you are, therefore, you are not the stuff of which you are made.If that doesn't make the hair stand up on the back of your neck, read it again until it does, because it is important.