Dawkins contradicted himself at least for the first fifteen minutes.
But, I came away with an interesting and better understanding of Dawkins.
Dawkins made a terrible funny statement, and then he chastised the audience for laughing.
I wonder if this was because he was jet-lagged. Or, if it was because he was genuinely confused? He went back and forth on his being an ‘atheist,’ an ‘agnostic,’ or just non ‘theist.’
I realized he was genuinely struggling with how to describe what he believes.
Ironically, I will have to re-evaluate what I consider as Dawkins’ beliefs.
Here, courtesy of alert reader Stan, is yesterday’s Q&A debate in Australia between Richard Dawkins and George Pell, the Archbishop of Sydney. The debate takes the form of both men answering questions posed in advance by readers. I haven’t yet watched the hour-long debate, but am putting it up so readers can see it in a timely fashion.
What is notable here, at least as reported by The Australian, is that Pell admits that Adam and Eve are complete fictions:
AUSTRALIA’S Cardinal George Pell has described the biblical story of Adam and Eve as a sophisticated myth used to explain evil and suffering rather than a scientific truth.
Cardinal Pell last night appeared on the ABC’s Q&A program, where he was debating British evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins.
Cardinal Pell said humans “probably” evolved from Neanderthals but it was impossible to say exactly when there was a first…
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