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Hitch Live Webcast Thursday, November 18, 8:30 a.m. CT - Comments

jez999's Avatar Comment 1 by jez999

It's due to be streamed at 8.30 CST which by my calculations is 14.30 GMT, for those in the UK.

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 11:56:06 UTC | #549232

Jay G's Avatar Comment 2 by Jay G

Which one is Dembski? Is he the mathematician who has a big beef with evolutionary theory?

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:02:57 UTC | #549261

Ode2Hitch's Avatar Comment 3 by Ode2Hitch

Is this actually working - been listening for 12 mins and so far some iffy piano and two anonymous guys talking for a few secs/

Is it supposed to be just audio or visual aswell?

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:41:19 UTC | #549276

Ode2Hitch's Avatar Comment 4 by Ode2Hitch

Now no audio either.....mmmmmm

patience Ode2Hitch - I do hope this does not fail due to technical issues as occured a couple of weeks ago at a similar broadcast

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:42:51 UTC | #549277

The Plc's Avatar Comment 5 by The Plc

Hmm, Hitchens isn't a trained scientist, although he is a more informed than average layman, so sometimes he fails to call apologists like D'souza on their relentlessly shameless bullshit, lies and distortions about science. If the focus of the discussion is narrowed to the historical legacy, social-political effects and ethics and philosophy of religion he'll surely wipe the floor with this Dembski character.

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:46:10 UTC | #549281

Ygern's Avatar Comment 6 by Ygern

It doesn't seem to have started yet, at least all I am getting is a series of exhortations & threats of a loving religious nature.

How do they not manage to see that "one day every knee will bow" is rather sinister and unwelcoming thought.

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:49:25 UTC | #549283

Hedgerow's Avatar Comment 7 by Hedgerow

A blue screen. Riveting.

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:50:53 UTC | #549284

pasadena beggar's Avatar Comment 8 by pasadena beggar

I went to the link at the start time. Waited there until now. Nothing happened, and even the piano music stopped.

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:53:56 UTC | #549287

Ygern's Avatar Comment 9 by Ygern

:( oh well. How disappointing.

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:54:00 UTC | #549288

Ode2Hitch's Avatar Comment 10 by Ode2Hitch

i think we're off!!! seconds out - round 1

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:55:32 UTC | #549290

Ygern's Avatar Comment 11 by Ygern

Well, whatever is streaming now its not Hitchens...

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:56:39 UTC | #549292

Hedgerow's Avatar Comment 12 by Hedgerow

So really, this is about training the young not to lose their faith when they leave religious schools or colleges, by letting them know in advance what normal people will tell them in attempts to expose their indoctrination?

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 14:58:28 UTC | #549293

Ode2Hitch's Avatar Comment 13 by Ode2Hitch

Approx 1 hour 45mins they expect - what a way to spnd the afternoon - I love working from home!!

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:03:57 UTC | #549297

bluebird's Avatar Comment 14 by bluebird

I read that the debate should be from 9-11 a.m. central time. Sure nuff, looks as tho it just started: link text

@12, 'fraid so :/

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:05:01 UTC | #549298

Jay G's Avatar Comment 15 by Jay G

I think it's starting now.

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:06:10 UTC | #549299

Ode2Hitch's Avatar Comment 16 by Ode2Hitch

Was there ever a more oxymoronic name than the discovery institute, considering what it represents?

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:06:32 UTC | #549300

Hedgerow's Avatar Comment 17 by Hedgerow

Oxford University Press a "flaming fundamentilist publisher".

This guy calls himself a Dr?

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:40:26 UTC | #549323

Hedgerow's Avatar Comment 18 by Hedgerow

"I can no longer get a job in the mainstream academic world".

Really? I wonder why!

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:41:56 UTC | #549324

shemonster's Avatar Comment 19 by shemonster

Demski has just delivered a diatribe against Hitchens and Darwin - how is this proof that god is good?

He is so boring and rambling. Apart from jumping from one subject to another randomly all he is saying is I published this I published that.

Specified complexity - really again? and god of the gaps. Nothing new then.

He thinks Hitch needs Darwin to be an atheist? He is in for a surpise when Hitch gets up again.

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:46:52 UTC | #549325

Bob1's Avatar Comment 20 by Bob1

Dembski - 'Richard Hitchens'?!?! ;-)

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:49:01 UTC | #549328

paulobg's Avatar Comment 21 by paulobg

LOL HITCH Rules, the so called Dr. is an ass and yes... he is very boring... and he should have known better than to go after the eye :)

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 15:53:02 UTC | #549329

Ode2Hitch's Avatar Comment 22 by Ode2Hitch

Another theist who can talk for hours without saying a word

very nearly doezed off a second ago...

I doubt it will happen but i'd like to see a poll of the audience reaction at the end

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:13:51 UTC | #549342

Ygern's Avatar Comment 23 by Ygern

Dembski wouldn't know a logical argument if he fell over one. Theists just can't tell the difference between a baseless assertion and evidence.

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:19:00 UTC | #549345

Ygern's Avatar Comment 24 by Ygern

I admire Hitch for bothering to debate such a low-brow pseudo academic. The up side is that the audience is getting to hear a bit of plain truth for once in their lives.

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:22:01 UTC | #549348

shemonster's Avatar Comment 25 by shemonster

So he owns the domain overwhelmingevidence.com does he? He bought the wrong domain ofc. He should have bought www.overwhelmingbore.com

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:28:40 UTC | #549350

pasadena beggar's Avatar Comment 26 by pasadena beggar

My thought is that Dembski is there to put up his defense, and to attempt to go on the offense. But Hitchens is there to do something different, I'm observing. I think Hitchens has more or less blown off Dembski, and is doing his best to influence the young people in the audience. He's trying to get them to see reason. It's almost as though Dembski isn't even in the room.

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:33:45 UTC | #549352

Lapithes's Avatar Comment 27 by Lapithes

Comment 25 by shemonster :

So he owns the domain overwhelmingevidence.com does he? He bought the wrong domain ofc. He should have bought www.overwhelmingbore.com

Or underwhelmingarguments.com, or gladmyinternetconnectiondropseverytimeheopenshismouth.com.

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:34:26 UTC | #549353

Ode2Hitch's Avatar Comment 28 by Ode2Hitch

Can't.....fastforward.....Dembski.......

neuroligical.......networks......failing....

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:39:36 UTC | #549358

Hedgerow's Avatar Comment 29 by Hedgerow

I can't bring myself to believe that people like this guy ACTUALLY believe. They know how fallacious their arguments are and go extremely out of their way to twist the truth. They quote out of context, refuse to respond to criticisms, instead moving onto a new topic, and sometimes just tell blatant lies. They can't possibly believe; what's their agenda? What's in it for them?

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:41:07 UTC | #549360

Callinectes's Avatar Comment 30 by Callinectes

I'm amused that Billy ever considered Hinduism to be "New Age".

Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:45:37 UTC | #549364