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Richard Dawkins is arguably the world’s foremost atheist apologist and is the author of the recent bestseller, The God Delusion. He along with some other notable atheists (Christopher Hitchens, Daniel Dennet, Sam Harris, and Michael Shermer) have been producing books, launching websites, and traveling around America giving talks. Recently, I listened to a debate between Richard Dawkins and John Lennox. They are both professors at Oxford, Dawkins specializes in evolutionary biology and Lennox specializes in mathematics and philosophy. John Lennox’s book, God’s Undertaker: Has Science Buried God? demonstrates that science and theism are compatible and that the Christian notion of God is not dependent on gaps in scientific understanding. The debate was held on October 3, 2007 in Birmingham, Alabama and lasted nearly two hours. The structure was a bit cumbersome because the moderator insisted on working through Dawkin’s book, The God Delusion, point by point with Dawkins giving his argument first followed by Lennox providing a rebuttal. Even so, I found the interchange stimulating and well worth the time to listen if you are at all curious about the “New Atheism” movement.

click here to watch this debate [nearly 2 hours]

2 Responses to “Richard Dawkins vs. John Lennox”

  1. on 24 May 2008 at 8:34 pmFortigurn

    Thanks a very informative post!

  2. on 25 May 2008 at 10:39 amMorse

    I listened to this debate when it first happened. I was a little frustrated with the format, as it gave Prof. Dawkins very little if any opportunity to respond to Prof. Lennox. I think Dawkins even mentions it at one point.


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