We did challenge him (and the producers)
to a public debate in Darwin's birth place of Shrewsbury to celebrate
Darwin's 200th birthday, but it soon became evident why Dawkins
has not offered to debate thus far as he seems to not be the world's
best at thinking fast on his feet. He has a set line and if you
depart from it he seems to get stuck.
Dawkins, by the way, readily agreed
that if anyone accepted evolution they would have a problem accepting
Christianity, and usefully still holds his stated position he made
on his PBS interview by Bill Moyers who asked "Is evolution
a theory, not a fact?" To which Dawkins replied, "Evolution
has been observed. It's just that it hasn't been observed while
it's happening" - which made it easy for John Mackay to hammer
the blind faith aspect of his atheist position.
Dawkins also took aim at our UK
tax charity status, does creation make any testable predictions,
the billions of year age of the earth and our not being relevant
because we were not in agreement with evolutionists, and his accusation
that we surely can't believe what we were saying so it must be a
The interview was pre-recorded so
the editors will have almost a year to try to edit it to favour
Dawkins if their little heart's desire that. Obviously if the interview
makes Dawkins look too bad they might decide to just show film of
John talking to Richard and scenes of John preaching in a church,
put Dawkins voice over the top so that he gets said what he wants
about these creationists. They may even want to use it to put alongside
theistic evolutionists to make it look as if Christians are in disarray.
We did get to promote to Dawkins
our updated 15 part high school Science course "Search for
the origin of Life", now on our 3D web museum www.evidenceweb.net
- so expect some critical atheist reviews from Dawkins in the near
future, which will only improve the course. Our course has been
developed by searching the majority of the world's High School Science
Texts and using the most prevalent arguments for evolution, with
the very important addition of showing students what has been left
out. It changes the picture totally and enables an easy move to
the subject of creation.
Dawkins and team did get the Gospel
as well as the creation bit, so pray for them.
This year we have spoken to several
thousand high school students using this course with great success
in public, private and Christian Schools. If anyone would like us
to come to their school in 2008 to present this course, or to run
it for a home schooling group, get in touch NOW .