This site is not maintained. Click here for the new website of Richard Dawkins.

[UPDATE JAN 7] Live Webcast - Does a Good God Exist?

A video of a debate between Christopher Hitchens and William Dembski on the question of whether a good god exists is now available on the Prestonwood Christian Academy website. Thanks to Bernard Hurley and Ranting Socrates for the link.

23-Nov - The videos below were removed by the hosting site

no embeddable player, click on image to go to the site

[UPDATE - Jan 7] e-mail below and YouTube links provided by Stephen

Many of you will remember the debate between Dr. (yes, really) William Dembski and Christopher Hitchens which was broadcast live over the Net and pulicised at RDFRS:

Many more, like me, will not have had the exact time available to see the live broadcast, and will have been frustrated at the Prestonwood Christian Academy's action of putting the video behind a pay wall. Then they removed it all together: (ps. catch the amusing spelling error too)

Why, you may wonder, did a Christian Academy not want to promote Dr. Dembski - the Poster-Boy for Creationism?

I have regularly looked round the Net for a copy of the debate to find out, until today without success. Then a funny thing happened.

A couple of people (the first appear to have been and posted critiques of the debate. Presumably they managed to download the debate, before it was taken off-line by the Christian Academy. It turns out that Christopher Hitchens was on form - and Dr. Dembski was trounced (who'd have thought).

These critical analyses got right up the Christian Academy's nasal passage. They got busy sending gagging notices (DMCA notices complaining about copyright infirngment - those who followed the Thunderf00t / VenomFangX debate will remember these instruments of corporate censorship) and suddenly they upset a lot of people and the Streisand effect has now kicked in - see:

Now it's everywhere - and not just a hundred times on YouTube.

But never rest Netizens! If you have a YouTube account (or Vimeo, or whatever) please mirror these videos.



Atheists On Religion, Science, And...

- - YouTube - townsquare Comments

Cara Santa Maria (Senior Science Correspondent, leads this week's panel on 'The Point' to discuss these issues and more with Michael Shermer (Publisher - Skeptic Magazine), Sean Carroll (Theoretical Physicist - Caltech), and Edward Falzon (author of 'Being Gay Is Disgusting').


- - Ancestors Trail Walk Comments

WALK DARWIN’S TREE OF LIFE ~ 26 AUGUST 2012 - event begins on Saturday 25 August

Why I won't take part in debate with...

Richard Dawkins - for the Press and... Comments

I was invited several months ago to speak at the Faclan Book Festival in Stornoway and I was delighted to accept, as I have a great affection for the Highlands and Islands but have never visited Lewis and have heard such good things about its beauty and about the friendliness of the islanders.


Andy Liegl - CBR (Comic Book... Comments

In front of a packed crowd during his panel titled "My Two Years with Dawkins, Christ and a Small Crab Called Eric" at Comic-Con International in San Diego, artist, writer and indie filmmaker Dave McKean recounted two recent life events on radically opposite ends of the philosophical spectrum: an all-ages book he illustrated with scientist and Atheism proponent Richard Dawkins called "The Magic of Reality," and a film he shot starring Michael Sheen in Port Talbot, Wales called "The Gospel of Us," a modern day interpretation of "The Passion" story chronicling Jesus Christ's final days of life on Earth.

Update - Podcast June 5 Interview with...

Jacob Fortin - The Good Atheist 103 Comments

Update 6/7 - podcast

"Faith: Pretending to know things you don't know"

What Would Darwin Say to Today's...

Eugenie Scott - YouTube -... 17 Comments

Many creationist arguments would be familiar to Darwin. But others--such as Young Earth Creationism--would have baffled him. Genie Scott explores the then and now of creationism. Where: Transylvania University. When: 2/15/2012





Comment RSS Feed

Please sign in or register to comment