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Good article. One of the things I appreciate is when scientists or scholars explain their disciplines, their findings to a popular audience. It's a difficult task yet can bring great rewards to society. In the past, people like Lancelot Hogben brought mathematics to millions; today we have Richard(along with other scientists/scholars in different disciplines explaining their subjects) bringing evidence for natural selection to millions. I see Dr. Ehrman performing a similar function. It's quite useful, in my opinion, because I've noticed that what an ordinary theist believes/knows is usually different, sometimes radically, from what professional preachers/theologians/priests believe/know.

On a side note, Dr. Ehrman's debates on youtube with apologists are quite entertaining.

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