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Dawkins and Grayling: can there be evidence for god?

In late February, during Oxford Think week, biologist Richard Dawkins and philosopher Antony Grayling discussed a topic dear to my heart: “What would it take to convince us of the existence of the supernatural?” (the link goes to the 69-minute podcast).

According to Dawkins, the controversy about this issue was begun by Steve Zara and the man described as “P. Zed Myers” (LOL!)—both of whom rejected the possibility that any evidence would be convincing—and me, who took the opposite stance. Readers may remember our duelling posts on this topic (they are, in chronological order, here, here, here, here, and here). I believe the internet consensus among atheists sided with Zara and P.Z., and with P. Zed’s assessment that “There is no valid god hypothesis, so there can be no god evidence, so let’s stop pretending the believers have a shot at persuading us.”

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TAGGED: ATHEISM, PHILOSOPHY, REASON


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