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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Creationist and theists all alike, they have no arguments, just spewing pure logical fallacies does not win u a debate. What they are actually doing is retarding the progress of mankind.
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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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We shouldn't need scientists or science educators to fend off creationists. Everyone should be able to dismiss their bullshit easily.
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ezz il
Reading the comments on Youtube below videos mentioning evolution or creationism, it seems that creationism is the last hope for the religious, the last vestige of credulity for their own faith. Deep down they know religion is bullshit, but just before they throw in the towel, some guys come on with something that may save them from the free thinking and logical world the normal people live in. This is why they argue so vehemently for its ridiculousness; it is all they have left; once this is conceded they have nothing but the shame of stupidity to remember their gullible past by. Let it go people. Its a sham; not real; made up bullshit. Let it go. 
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Alex Kitchens
This comment section triggered me. Hypocrisy, idiocy, an extreme lack of self awareness, individuals that think typing in all caps makes their opinion more credible, I had to stop because the lack of intelligence in this comment section actually gave me a headache. Let this be a warning for all who venture through these comments, maybe there are mentally sound human beings commenting here, but I didn't find any in my short exploration.
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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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Mission Multi Media
You cannot debate with creationists, it's just that simple, they are to stupid for words.
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Isn´t this Kirk Cameron in prison again? When will you stupid creationists realise that you follow some idiots, that only want your money?!
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The Salty Spittoon
'Someone cannot rationalise something that they weren't reasoned into believing' - Saint Thomas Aquinas 
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Dale Doback
Religious moron's hate smart people like Dawkins. 
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