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Richard Dawkins on science: 'it works, bitches'

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Author, evolutionary biologist, and militant atheist Richard Dawkins evoked a little XKCD magic on stage at Oxford's Sheldonian Theater recently. After speaking on "the major issues of importance to humanists and atheists at a time when opposition to rationalist thought appears to be on the rise," Dawkins fielded questions from the audience. When quizzed on the evidence for scientific theory in relation to evidence for any other belief system, Dawkins reeled off numerous examples for proving science works, before saying "it works, bitches." There's been some debate among Verge academics as to whether Dawkins was channeling Breaking Bad's Jesse Pinkman or referring to the famous XKCD comic, but popular consensus is with the latter.