Has any1 successfully debated dawkins?
tell me people
i want honest answers, any1 has successfully or given a tough fight to dawkins
what about william craig lane. He has won debates with christopher hitchens and other atheists
I heard that the one time he and dawkins debated it was close
- Roman GlassLv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
well dawkins only debates people he can beat. for example Dawkins refuses to debate the worlds most leading christian apologist William lane Craig.
EDIT: and the debate you are talking about was a group debate not a 1 on 1. so of course it is going to seem close because they are not actually debating each other.
EDIT: the reasn WLC won the hitchens debate is because hitchens fail at both refuting WLC arguments and he faild at presenting an argument for is "atheism".Source(s): reasonablefaith.org
- Blaise RascalLv 79 years ago
Dawkins has participated in many long, significant and productive scholarly debates within the evolutionary biology community, with such figures as Stephen Jay Gould, E.O. Wilson, and many other (not as well-known) biologists. His religious debates are just a side-show.
- numbnuts222Lv 79 years ago
Debates so seem a bit of a waste of time, the ones I have watched just seem to be airing old arguments and who ever has the best style seems to please the audience. It's style over content.
I have the feeling Dawkins feels the same way
- JamesLv 79 years ago
That depends on you define "successfully debated." If you mean to ask whether anyone has successfully debated Dawkins using honest and rational arguments, the answer is no.
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- NateLv 79 years ago
According to the pigeons, so to speak, sure, however if you analyze the actual debate in the sense of "who presented facts and backed up their position with valid arguments" then no.
Among other actual scientists? I don't know
- Anonymous9 years ago
Well if YELLING counts, then yes, but otherwise, there is really nothing to fight. Dawkins is merely insisting that atheism is a very reasonable point of view and that god is not provable.
You can't dispute that very well.
- TheMadProfessorLv 79 years ago
Depends on how you define 'successfully debated'
- 9 years ago
Impossible. That's like a child trying to punch out Chuck Norris.
- Anonymous9 years ago
I don't think so. There was a incident where some creationists made him pause at a question, but that was proven to be false due to him just realizing they were creationists and them editing the video.
- SoandSoLv 59 years ago
I have. I said, "you're wrong" and he was so taken aback that he couldn't even speak.
Or maybe he just couldn't hear me through the computer.