The Atheist Debate

Thanks to Justin Taylor for alerting us to the video of a debate between Alister McGrath (theist) and Peter Atkins (atheist). Alister McGrath is Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University, and Peter Atkins is Professor of Chemistry at Oxford University.

Debate: “Darwin and humanity: Should we rid the mind of God? (2007)”

6 Responses to The Atheist Debate

  1. Chad Sylvester March 23, 2007 at 7:42 am #

    It’s taken me about 20 minutes to get through the accents, but this is indeed interesting.

  2. Greg McR March 23, 2007 at 8:19 am #

    I was a little bit disappointed with McGrath’s performance. I kept waiting for him to get going but he never really did.

  3. Chad Sylvester March 23, 2007 at 8:33 am #

    I can’t believe Peter Atkins would say that there are no limits to science.

    He also states that there no questions of consequence that begin with the word “why?”, but rather they should be asked with “how?”. That certainly was an interesting statement.

  4. Christina Rowe March 23, 2007 at 1:49 pm #

    Do you know where I might be able to find a transcript of this debate?

  5. Jonathan Moorhead March 25, 2007 at 9:49 pm #

    I still think the Bahnsen/Stein debate is the best Christian/Atheist debate ever.

  6. Andy March 26, 2007 at 11:11 am #

    I believe Justin is referring to the debate between McGrath vs Dawkins and NOT McGrath vs Atkins.

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