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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Dennett v. McGrath

Alister McGrath has many books on my shelf. If you want to hear him beat down materialist-atheist Daniel Dennett then click here for a great audio file. Dennett is heralded as the new "Darwin's bulldog" along with his hero Richard Dawkins (author of The Blind Watchmaker).

The audio file is a debate between Dennett and McGrath over Dennett's new book Breaking the Spell which is a book about the scientific study of religion. Interestingly Dennett is trained in neither and McGrath has PhD's in both. I think Dennett is quite outclassed here.

2 Comments:

At Monday, February 26, 2007 3:28:00 PM, Anonymous Gatsby Blastin said...

Wow.... that was a lopsided debate. Mcgrath did a great job, Dennett didnt' sound very prepared.

 
At Monday, March 19, 2007 7:52:00 PM, Anonymous Michael N. Hull said...

Interesting debate. I am from Belfast too (same as McGrath).

http://lookinginthedistance.blogspot.com

Would welcome any comments on McGrath and Dennett in my blog.

Good luck with your studies!

Regards,
Michael

 

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