In Conversation with Richard Dawkins – Hosted by Stephen Law

Professor Richard Dawkins in conversation with Dr Stephen Law, senior lecturer at Heythrop College, University of London, discussing the major issues of importance to humanists and atheists at a time when opposition to rationalist thought appears to be on the rise. Filmed at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, on Friday 15th February 2013.

If you like Richard Dawkins, you will enjoy this.

Richard Dawkins vs. Creationist Wendy Wright

So I was recently watching a YouTube video of Richard Dawkins having a friendly debate with creationist Wendy Wright. As I started watching, Wendy seemed like a very intelligent woman. But as the video progressed, it became apparent that she was anything but intelligent. She rejected scientific fact as Richard threw it at her.

At one point she said something along the lines of “…there are no intermediary species that prove humans evolved from apes…” and immediately Richard pointed out four intermediary species that prove we evolved from apes. She simply disregarded these irrefutable facts and proceeded to change the topic.

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I could not believe the amount of ignorance them seemed to radiate from Wendy Wright. How this lady ever became a CEO is beyond me. I am surprised she even graduated from elementary school.

Here is an excerpt from the Wikipedia article on her:

“Wright was interviewed by evolutionary biologistRichard Dawkins for his 2008 program The Genius of Charles Darwin, in the episode entitled “God Strikes Back”. In the interview, she states that no transitional forms have been found between different animal groups(naming specifically birds and mammals, although biologists do not claim that mammals are descended from birds). During the interview she requested “overwhelming evidence” while simultaneously ignoring the evidence evolutionary biologists provide. Dawkins named several examples and asked her to visit any museum to see the evidence, but she held her position that they were mostly illustrations of things that don’t exist.”

I highly suggest watching this video (The one I watched is actually 7 parts of around 10 minutes each). Not only can you see how amazing Richard Dawkins is, you will also get a good laugh out of the ignorance and stupidity that emanates from Wendy Wright.

The Dawkins’ Scale

1. Strong Theist — I do not question the existence of god. I know he exists.

2. De-Facto Theist — I cannot know for certain but I strongly believe in god.

3. Weak Theist — I am very uncertain, but I am inclined to believe in god.

4. Pure Agnostic — God’s existence and nonexistence are equally equiprobable.

5. Weak Atheist — I do not know whether god exists but In included to be skeptical.

6. De-Facto Atheist — I cannot know for certain but I think god is very improbable.

7. Strong Atheist — I am 100% sure that there is no god.

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Where do you fall on the scale?