Richard Dawkins reminisces on his interview with creationist dingbat Wendy Wright… – VIDEO

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Here’s that classic interview if you haven’t watched it yet…

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  1. Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, an agnostic, writes

    Physicists calculated that for life to exist, gravity and the other forces
    of nature needed to be just right or our universe couldn’t exist. Had the
    expansion rate been slightly weaker, gravity would have pulled all matter
    back into a “big crunch.”

    We’re not talking about merely a one or two percent reduction in the
    universe’s expansion rate. Stephen Hawking writes, “If the rate of
    expansion one second after the big bang had been smaller by even one part
    in a hundred thousand million million, the universe would have re-collapsed
    before it ever reached its present size.” [

    On the flip side, if the expansion rate had been a mere fraction greater
    than it was, galaxies, stars and planets could never have formed, and we
    wouldn’t be here.

    And for life to exist, the conditions in our solar system and planet also
    need to be just right. For example, we all realize that without an
    atmosphere of oxygen, none of us would be able to breathe. And without
    oxygen, water couldn’t exist. Without water there would be no rainfall for
    our crops. Other elements such as hydrogen, nitrogen, sodium, carbon,
    calcium, and phosphorus are also essential for life.

    But that alone is not all that is needed for life to exist. The size,
    temperature, relative proximity, and chemical makeup of our planet, sun,
    and moon also need to be just right. And there are dozens of other
    conditions that needed to be exquisitely fine-tuned or we wouldn’t be here
    to think about it.

    Scientists who believe in God may have expected such fine-tuning, but
    atheists and agnostics were unable to explain the remarkable
    “coincidences.” Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, an agnostic, writes,
    “The remarkable fact is that the values of these numbers seem to have been
    very finely adjusted to make possible the development of life.

  2. You dumb Leftards are so into control,you even feel the need to direct the
    commentary of your fellow Antitheists.Do you EVER tire of being a cliche?

  3. Dawkins is a biologist Wendy Wright is not this is called a straw man
    debate and the ONLY ones Dawkins can win.

  4. I’m no creationist, not the six day verson anyway BUT there is a lot of
    dishonesty in the way that fossils are collected and identified. Does
    Dawkins ever question his own work ? I doubt it.

  5. If Dawkins was serious about proving religious bafoons wrong he would
    simply point to Astrotheology and show them how basically every religion
    came from astronomy, planets star systems and the sun in our very own solar
    system. All of it is a metaphor for things that exist naturally in outer
    space simply personified over millennia into characters such in the Bi Bull

  6. The problem with “scientists” is that they have either forgotten how to be
    human or they simply don’t know how.

  7. dawkins can be over the top but fundamentalists are a problem. I am a
    Christian but to say the earth is 6,000 years old? wow, just wow.
    fundamentalists have a zeal but deny knowledge like the apostle Paul
    states. The Bible is not a science textbook, we need to see that

  8. Sciantist’s ! Stop letting the Devil do all the thinking for you and turn
    to God’s word, You will then find what you’re looking for.What’s that you
    ask? It’s Salvation. Freedom from Satan’s distractions. Distractions like
    books, universities, science, biology, astronomy and best of all Evolution
    !!!

  9. I was kind of struggling with whether or not the guy to his left was
    religious or not.

    In any case, he made some good points. I guess it’s something to see people
    articulate genuinely interesting questions for once. 

  10. I tried to answer to some (religious) people that commented the video, but
    I have given up and did comment on no one. In most of them, a non-religious
    person is explaining in a very coherent way why this and that happen; the
    explanation may be right, may be wrong; but the usual answer that religious
    people give is “you are a moron” over and over (which is quite revealing
    about their capacity to think).

  11. Hahahaha, all your titles call creationists “Scum” and “Sub-Human”.
    I know it’s wrong, but I can’t help but laugh.

  12. Open mind is a must, not clinging fanatically to any view, be that even
    evolution!
    Because in next 100 years we could as well find new evidence that says
    something better or deepens the knowledge of evolution.
    That’s why it’s also important not to look down on religious views because
    you can’t possibly know if there is some truth in it, you can just read as
    much as you can and if you do that you can start seeing that there is a
    hidden link between all teachings.
    Religion is mainly a case in philosophy and theory about human existence,
    about human purpose, even the universes purpose, because if it’s all for
    nothing why does it all exist?
    That is the main question in philosophy so religion is the mother of
    philosophy.
    That is a different case than science because science deals with
    exclusively physical things and philosophy deals
    with metaphysics and consciousness.
    There is no way science is even close to discover what consciousness
    actually is,
    if you think it is just brain firing neurons you have to study a lot more
    because there is substantial evidence that is not so simple.

    So having an open mind you can even put the two together and add the third
    theory:
    lets say God created it all, evolution is real, and aliens came to Earth
    and made a homo sapiens from
    a more primitive ape creatures 🙂
    who the fuck knows!

  13. I saw the interview. The problem was that Wendy Wright couldn’t help but be
    defensive. If she hadn’t opposed Dawkins at every turn, regardless of
    merits of what he said, she would have been crucified by her fellow
    “Concerned Mothers of America” (or whatever it is they’re called). All in
    all it was a pretty pointless conversation.

  14. There’s nothing really wrong with you talking to your dead father if that
    makes you feel better, as long you don’t actually REALLY believe that
    you’re talking to him directly.

  15. Scum?

    Why Agent 007 that’s quite harsh. Has your experience in the field taught
    you nothing of The Poker Face?

  16. Yes…Richard Dawkins has changed the world without even knowing it. Just
    another example of evolution. Even our thought process can evolve.
    Especially when there are people like Dawkins, who can articulate what I
    already suspected about the Universe. Thank you Dawkins for all your
    brilliance.

  17. Darwinian darwin say it enough time’s dick and you too can be an ape! ape
    the same lines over again..how trashy of you to demonize a fellow ape! The
    self entitlement of Dawkins is so sickening and yet no one see’s through
    his disguise of hatred. notice also the trigger word “Science” used over
    and over and over as if the mantra has to be repeated endlessly as a
    reinforcement to the argument. piss off dawkins.

  18. Mr Hawking did said that the gravity force, the proton and electron mass
    ratio etc need to have an exact value to the universe exists; however, in
    the next part of his statement (omitted in the commentary bellow) he also
    said that this much possibly imply the existence of many universes and we
    just happen to live in the one which life is possible. Anyhow, eternity is
    a very long time, so the universe had more than enough time to ‘try to
    exist’ – with the wrong constants – just to disappear in the same moment
    till it found the needed values. 

  19. === THE definition of a brainwashed person is – Someone who refuses to hear
    the evidence presented by the other side. So check this video first —
    Evidence For a Young World – Part 1 with Dr. Russell Humphreys. (Skip the
    first minute).

  20. Your tendency to use emotive and derogatory language is counter productive.
    You are lowering the argument to the level of the creationists and that
    only plays into their hands. They believe they are justified in their
    opinions of atheists.

  21. Why didnt Dawkins take a Tablet, photos or note book with examples if he
    really has them to show people, drawings wont cause people to trust him

  22. His interview with her was so hard to watch. She just can’t use logic, and
    actively refuses to use common sense.

  23. Prof Hawkins does not use terms like ‘creationist scum’ , so why use it in
    the title of this recording? To the casual observer it implies that he
    would.

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