When Björn Ulvaeus met Richard Dawkins

When Björn Ulvaeus met Richard Dawkins was filmed at Stockholm's Cirkus theatre.
‘When Björn Ulvaeus met Richard Dawkins’ was filmed at Stockholm’s Cirkus theatre.

In the video embedded below, former ABBA member Björn Ulvaeus meets author, ethologist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

The meeting was recorded on 12 December 2015 at the Cirkus theatre in Stockholm. The pair discuss Dawkins’ work on the front line of research and about their joint fight against superstition and fallacies.

Björn is a prominent member of the Swedish Humanist Association and has written articles about his humanistic approach to life. On joining the Humanist society, Björn said: “When I saw irrational, religious conservative values and hostility against science influencing society, I searched for an organisation that deals with these questions.”

Dawkins’ book Kampen mot illusionerna (Fight against delusions) seen in the background of the video revolves around the second half of his eventful life and relates his encounters and experiences linked to science and research. The organisers of the event were Fri Tanke Publishing House and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

The video lasts for 1 hour, 7 minutes.

There’s more…


  • OK. I watched 25 minutes of this “rubbish” in my ears. And it’s enough. Why should I trust in what Richard Dawkins is saying ? Because he is Richard Dawkins? Science is based just only on human theories. Nothing more. Richard Dawkins is just one of many who thinks to know it all.

  • Maybe Bjorn should do a talkshow.. I don’t agree with some of views, but he is a good speaker.

  • If Bjorn wants evidence for God’s existence why not read a book like Evolution’s Achilles’ Heels.

  • This is great! Hopefully it will open some peoples eyes. I’ve always preferred ‘Knowledge’ over ‘faith’.

  • The evolutionary origin of life ideas are faith without evidence.

    How did life begin? The origin of life is a vexing problem for those who insist that life arose through purely natural processes. The naturalistic origin of life is also known as abiogenesis or sometimes chemical evolution.

    Some evolutionists try to claim that the origin of life is not a part of evolution. However, probably every evolutionary biology textbook has a section on the origin of life in the chapters on evolution.

Please leave a comment...