The chance to have email debates with creationists is one of the reasons I write this blog – I’m a debate junkie, actually. Nothing’s better than sinking your teeth into a few new arguments that you’ve never heard of, or at least taking the time to explain the problems with some of the classics, hence I jumped at the chance to debate Micah. He first contacted me asking if I wanted to have a discussion with him about evolutionary theory and creationism. How could I refuse?
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Back in May, a blogger named Dan (or facilis on this site) posted a response to one of my rare articles on religion and atheism on his blog, Dante’s Inferno. I, of course, being the argumentative person that I am, had to respond.
Dan, after much thinking/real life work, presumably, has returned fire, addressing all of my main points in some description. What else can I do besides respond again?
For those who didn’t read the first post, this is a debate about five arguments a [...]
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I love debates and arguing. Not sure why, perhaps it’s just the cynical skeptic in me who wants to lash out at things I don’t agree with and pull them down a peg or two. And by “lash out”, I mean in an intellectual way… Oh, why do I even need to qualify that? The violent atheist stereotype should be long dissolved by now, the operative word there being “should”, of course. Pity it’s not.
This post is kind of about that. Well, not really, it’s more about sharing ideas [...]
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I’ve been having a few conversations/debates with a friendly person on Twitter by the name of Adam4004, who happens to be, of course, a Young Earth Creationist. Let me just tell you now, debating on Twitter is tricky: a maximum of 140 characters per message puts vast restrictions on what you can say at any one time.
Anyhow, a certain topic came up in a loose discussion involving both me and Adam4004, as well as two other Twitter users, askegg (from the website Godless [...]
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Marcus responded to my previous post! Since I asked some questions of him in it, I really shouldn’t be surprised. But, anyway, here’s his response… to my response… to his response: Take Red Pill, Naon Tiotami, Not Blue Pill.
And, of course, here’s my response… to his current response.
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I’m really excited, because a creationist actually wrote a blog post about me. Okay, to be fair, I did comment on one of his posts, sent to me by Dave the Happy Singer, but that’s not really the point. The point is, he responded to what I said with a blog post!
The post in question is about Tiktaalik, a transitional fossil between fish and amphibians discovered in 2004 on an island in northern Canada, and its status as such a fossil. The creationist blogger in [...]
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