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Dawkins and Wendy Wright debate.

Discussion in 'Evolution Vs. Creationism' started by PennyKay, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. PennyKay

    PennyKay Physicist

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    YouTube - Richard Dawkins Interviews Creationist Wendy Wright (Part 1/7)

    Wendy Wright is the president of The Concerned Women for America. After watching this interview between herself and Dawkins, I am interested to hear your views on what both of them have to say.

    Which side of the debate do you agree with mostly and why?
     
  2. Orbital

    Orbital Ignostic

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    I agree with Dawkins.

    Because Wendy never actually made a point.

    I use to wonder how long one can put random words together without actually saying something, I have witnessed my answer.

    To be honest, I had a really hard time watching this, Dawkins an actually evolutionary biologist vs. Wendy, who seems to have gotten all her information from some youtube creationist.
     
  3. Orbital

    Orbital Ignostic

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    And what's a 'physicst'?
     
  4. PennyKay

    PennyKay Physicist

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    Somebody who works in physics as far as I'm aware...

    Why???
     
  5. PennyKay

    PennyKay Physicist

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    Sorry, yeah I noticed the spelling error a while a go, but have no idea how to change it :facepalm:
     
  6. Orbital

    Orbital Ignostic

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    'User CP' >> 'Edit your Details'>>'Custom User Title'
     
  7. PennyKay

    PennyKay Physicist

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    Cheers, changed! :)
     
  8. Nepenthe

    Nepenthe Tu Stultus Es

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    Wendy Wright has nothing to contribute to the dialogue. She's a vapid propogandist for Concerned Women for America, a right-wing fundamentalist Christian conservative anti-think tank.
    Watching the interview is like watching a 550 lb. tiger toying with a mentally deficient parapalegic kitten.
     
  9. Storm

    Storm ThrUU the Looking Glass

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    Agreed. I'd like to see Dawkins debate a believer who was his intellectual equal someday. Preferably one with a liberal theology. Huston Smith, perhaps, or my own Rev. Dr. Bill Sinkford.....
     
  10. Midnight Pete

    Midnight Pete New Member

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    That sounds fair.
     
  11. ImmortalFlame

    ImmortalFlame Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Her argument consistently went in the direction of emotional appeals, mock incredulity, simple denial and playing the martyr. Just another grinning mouthpiece for a movement that doesn't actually have an argument to carry into battle.
     
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  12. outhouse

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    wendy sounds like a normal forum member standing up against a proffessional.

    her only arguement is that there are no larger changes between species and where is the evidence

    that wasnt a debate, it was a education with one person not listening
     
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  13. JustWondering2

    JustWondering2 Just the facts Ma'am

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    I bet Wendy thinks the Flintstones was a documentary too! LOL
     
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  14. The_Evelyonian

    The_Evelyonian Supervillain-in-training Staff Member

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    Seen this before.

    Wendy Wright had no interest in listening to a word that Dawkins had to say.

    I applaud R.D. for staying so calm. I'd have probably been yelling at her before it was over. :D
     
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  15. painted wolf

    painted wolf Grey Muzzle

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    Egads... :facepalm:

    wa:do
     
  16. freethinker44

    freethinker44 Well-Known Member

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    I think it was kind of rude to host an interview in the corridor her office building. I guess it could be a psychological thing or something to throw the opponet off or make him uncomfortable, I don't know if that is what she was doing or just being rude but Dawkins didn't appear bothered by it.
     
  17. Orbital

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    Most of the interviews Dawkins does are in some random hallway or room, where they just stand around for an hour. Doesn't sound like my idea of a comfortable interview, but whatever.
     
  18. Willamena

    Willamena Just be there, doing that

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    I'd also be curious to know if he would.
     
  19. Storm

    Storm ThrUU the Looking Glass

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    That, too!
     
  20. outhouse

    outhouse Atheistically

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    is there such a person???

    You might be waiting a while
     
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