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  • #16
    I would love to see this debate I really would, however I don't think it's going to happen.

    He's an Oxford Don of science he rarley needs to discuss this stuff with religious types I think the God Delusion made his position clear. I don't speak for him nor do I particulaly "know" him but it's my impression. I think I know if the argument went "creationist" he would just back out. He seems to lend credence to the argument in the eyes of the fundies just by being involved in it.

    I don't think badmouthing an esteemed scientist is going to help either Berean.

    As for that other forum, it may seem to Knight to be a cess pit but play time is rough over there for a religious person. It's just thier rules. I know this. If any migrate they will generally play by your rules as much as they can.

    I don't partake in the forums much on RDF I just visit it every day for the front page news.

    That said. I think it would be a great discussion.
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    • #17
      Agreed. It'd be great, but I suspect Dawkins is happy to let his work speak for itself.




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      • #18
        Originally posted by DoogieTalons View Post
        I would love to see this debate I really would, however I don't think it's going to happen.
        Ya never know until ya ask though eh?

        As for that other forum, it may seem to Knight to be a cess pit but play time is rough over there for a religious person. It's just thier rules. I know this. If any migrate they will generally play by your rules as much as they can.
        I realize all that, I was just letting Granite know that our forum is far more welcoming to the opposition then their forum is. Granite had made the comment that maybe Dawkins would be "put off" by the harshness here on TOL.

        That said. I think it would be a great discussion.
        Indeed.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Granite View Post
          Agreed. It'd be great, but I suspect Dawkins is happy to let his work speak for itself.
          Probably so but its too bad if he doesn't accept because it would be great entertainment. There is value in that.

          I think an argument is way more credible when it is tested.

          A man's work might be interesting to read but how how credible is it? Should we buy what he is preaching simply because he said so? Lets test it against the opposition and see what happens.
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          • #20
            Where is the evidence for a global flood?
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Knight View Post
              Probably so but its too bad if he doesn't accept because it would be great entertainment. There is value in that.

              I think an argument is way more credible when it is tested.

              A man's work might be interesting to read but how how credible is it? Should we buy what he is preaching simply because he said so? Lets test it against the opposition and see what happens.
              Oh, absolutely. It'd be a blast. Personally I suspect if Dawkins accepted the challenge you might be rather surprised as to how the man acquitted himself, but that's just me. I agree, however, that a stand-up test is preferrable than just letting a book do the talking.




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              • #22
                Originally posted by Granite View Post
                Oh, absolutely. It'd be a blast. Personally I suspect if Dawkins accepted the challenge you might be rather surprised as to how the man acquitted himself, but that's just me. I agree, however, that a stand-up test is preferrable than just letting a book do the talking.
                If I didn't think Dawkins would do a good job in the debate I would have never considered him.

                Believe it or not we really do try to get the most qualified opponents for our debates, you would be surprised at some of the big names we have taken a shot at.

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                • #23
                  KNIGHT - How are you going to Prove that God Exists?

                  What is your Methodology ?
                  GOD HAS PROMISED US IMMORTALITY

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Knight View Post
                    If I didn't think Dawkins would do a good job in the debate I would have never considered him.

                    Believe it or not we really do try to get the most qualified opponents for our debates, you would be surprised at some of the big names we have taken a shot at.

                    Ya never know until you ask!


                    You mean bigger than Allsmiles?

                    Oh wait .. he challenged you, right?
                    Where is the evidence for a global flood?
                    E≈mc2
                    "the best maths don't need no stinkin' numbers"

                    "The waters under the 'expanse' were under the crust."
                    -Bob B.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Stripe View Post


                      You mean bigger than Allsmiles?

                      Oh wait .. he challenged you, right?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by OMEGA View Post
                        KNIGHT - How are you going to Prove that God Exists?

                        What is your Methodology ?
                        I am going to post random bible verses in ALL CAPS.

                        Oh wait, that's you.

                        I am not going to debate Richard Dawkins, I am not qualified. However, Bob Enyart is qualified so he would be debating Mr. Dawkins.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Knight View Post
                          I am going to post random bible verses in ALL CAPS.

                          Oh wait, that's you.
                          Destroy another fetus now, we don't like children anyhow, I've seen the future baby......... It is Murder.
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                          • #28
                            Bob Enyart hmm , Interesting.

                            Tit 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught,

                            that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort

                            and to convince the gainsayers.
                            GOD HAS PROMISED US IMMORTALITY

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                            • #29
                              I'd rather see Richard Dawkins vs. Daniel50.

                              Your thoughts?

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                              • #30
                                That would be something to see!
                                "Those who have crossed
                                With direct eyes, to death's other Kingdom
                                Remember us--if at all--not as lost
                                Violent souls, but only
                                As the hollow men
                                The stuffed men." ... T.S. Eliot

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