Why Richard Dawkins Doesn't Debate Creationists





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Published on Oct 27, 2009

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Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explains that he no longer debates creationists because his presence only validates their status. He compares the situation to a reproductive scientist agreeing to debate an advocate of the "stork theory."


Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion created a storm of controversy over the question of God's existence. Now, in The Greatest Show on Earth, Dawkins presents a stunning counterattack against advocates of "Intelligent Design" that explains the evidence for evolution while keeping an eye trained on the absurdities of the creationist argument.

More than an argument of his own, it's a thrilling tour into our distant past and into the interstices of life on earth. Taking us through the case for evolution step-by-step, Dawkins looks at DNA, selective breeding, anatomical similarities, molecular family trees, geography, time, fossils, vestiges and imperfections, human evolution, and the formula for a strong scientific theory.

Dawkins' trademark wit and ferocity is joined by an infectious passion for the beauty and strangeness of the natural world, proving along the way that the mechanisms of the natural world are more miraculous -- a "greater show" -- than any creation story generated by any religion on earth. - Berkeley Arts and Letters

Richard Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist and author. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and, until recently, held the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. His first book, The Selfish Gene, was an instant international bestseller, and has become an established classic work of modern evolutionary biology.

He is also the author of The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil's Chaplain, The Ancestor's Tale The God Delusion, and most recently, The Greatsest Show on Earth.

Professor Dawkins's awards have included the Silver Medal of the Zoological Society of London (1989), the Royal Society's Michael Faraday Award (1990), the Nakayama Prize for Achievement in Human Science (1990), The International Cosmos Prize (1997) and the Kistler Prize (2001).

He has Honorary Doctorates in both literature and science, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society.

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Mission Multi Media
You cannot debate with creationists, it's just that simple, they are to stupid for words.
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Creationism : because reading one book written by idiots, is a lot easier than reading a bunch of hard ones.
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Alberts stuff
He gets better with age.
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Rose NoHo
I'm convinced Banana Man (Ray Comfort) knows all that Christian stuff is crap. He's just making money off of gullible fundies.
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Mau PS
because in most cases its a waste of time. I would love for every single creationist in the world to take an astronomy class. I am in one right now, before I thought I was smart at believing in science and results, after the first class I started to realize why its the right thing to believe in, but most importantly it makes me humble to know how insignificant we really are to the universe, and how ignorant.
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He also refuses to debate creationist PHD scientists, because he knows that he could not win. Try Stephen C. Meyer. You can not answer his points, and will bury your points 
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Isabel Lagunas
He doesn't debate creationists because he is afraid of truth.
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Infinite Truth
0:26 Proof that we came from monkeys
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Lucy Furr
Creationist are simply people who have not evolved enough.
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