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Statistically Speaking, You Shouldn't Be Here

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/09/30/A_Short_History_of_Nearly_Everything_Bill_Bryson Author Bill Bryson marvels at the extraordinary sequence of events over billions of years that had to occur to make the life of every person possible. From the random collection of atoms to the extremely long, unbroken genetic lineage, "statistically speaking, you shouldn't be here. None of us should." ----- Celebrated author Bill Bryson will give a lecture in the Great Hall at the Guildhall in honour of the 350th anniversary of the Royal Society. Bill Bryson is the internationally bestselling author of many books, including Mother Tongue, Notes from a Big Country, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and A Short History of Nearly Everything, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, won the Aventis Prize for Science Books in 2004 and was awarded the Descartes Science Communication Prize in 2005. - Gresham College Bill Bryson is a journalist, humorist and travel writer. Bill Bryson's bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, Notes from a Small Island, In a Sunburned Country, Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, A Short History of Nearly Everything, which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize, and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid.
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