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The Littlest Homo

Interview with John Lennox

This interview was conducted by Tim Bearder on BBC Radio Oxford. It is a debate between Dr. John Lennox (who is apparently a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science, and Pastoral Advisor at Green College. He is also Lecturer at Wycliffe-Hall, University of Oxford and a Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum.) and Richard Dawkins.

http://media.richarddawkins.net/audio/2008/john_lennox.mp3

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Shaker

david_geoffrey

I agree 'admin'

but hey, he is not suddenly going to admit he is wrong is he?

His whole world will come crashing down if it does

Then where would he be?

mmmm

I know, he could go back to writing those excellent popular science books like "The Selfish Gene!"
The Littlest Homo

Lennox lost the debate when he said "evidence presented by Christ". What a bloody fool.

He can't distinguish between atheism and Darwinism; he seems think there is evidence of Christ, his virgin and birth and his resurrection (um, where?); considering hes supposed to be an educated professor of mathematics, his points and arguments are awful.

Lets hope he is better at mathematics than he is at debating his belief in "god"
Shaker

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Lets hope he is better at mathematics than he is at debating his belief in "god"

He must be: if he was as much of an arse about maths as he is about religion he'd have been flipping burgers and shovelling fries long ago. Therefore we are justified in assuming that he's a capable mathematician but his brain turns to yoghurt when it gets onto religion. Which is usually if not in fact invariably the case. It's also evident that in spite of one of his title as Professor of the Philosophy of Science, he knows as much about science as my cat knows about electrical engineering. I can't believe that the people who come out with this asinine arse gravy aren't utterly ashamed of what they're saying, but they appear not to be.

If I can be bothered I might go through this car crash point by point and demonstrate why he's wrong, but it might just feel too much akin to kicking a cripple, not to mention the fact that listening to such a concentrated form of wrongness in every conceivable respect compressed into a short space of time must be injurious to anybody's mental health.

I should also point out, david, that I'm not quite sure where your reference to Prof. Dawkins comes into the picture as this isn't the debate between him and Lennox. There is one such and Lennox was just as much of a hand-waving, haystack-building offence to rational thought as he is here, but this is a one-on-one interview with Lennox. Try actually listening to the link next time ;-)
david_geoffrey

beg pardon admin  :? - i think I have said before that I don't have sound at work and so when I read the OP and it said that it was a debate between Lennox and Dawkins (sounds like a boxing match!) I assumed that it was going to be the same one as I had listened to before... :(
The Littlest Homo

david_geoffrey wrote:
beg pardon admin  :? - i think I have said before that I don't have sound at work and so when I read the OP and it said that it was a debate between Lennox and Dawkins (sounds like a boxing match!) I assumed that it was going to be the same one as I had listened to before... :(


"Never assume you'll just make and ass out of you and me"
Shaker

To be fair, TLH did write in the OP "This interview was conducted by Tim Bearder on BBC Radio Oxford. It is a debate between Dr. John Lennox ...and Richard Dawkins," Which it isn't. Then again, the title of the OP does say "Interview with John Lennox." So there was a slip of the keyboard somewhere.
The Littlest Homo

admin wrote:
To be fair, TLH did write in the OP "This interview was conducted by Tim Bearder on BBC Radio Oxford. It is a debate between Dr. John Lennox ...and Richard Dawkins," Which it isn't. Then again, the title of the OP does say "Interview with John Lennox." So there was a slip of the keyboard somewhere.


You're right. My bad.

But then people should click the links before commenting.
david_geoffrey

The Littlest Homo wrote:
admin wrote:
To be fair, TLH did write in the OP "This interview was conducted by Tim Bearder on BBC Radio Oxford. It is a debate between Dr. John Lennox ...and Richard Dawkins," Which it isn't. Then again, the title of the OP does say "Interview with John Lennox." So there was a slip of the keyboard somewhere.


You're right. My bad.

But then people should click the links before commenting.
Would if I could, TLH, would if I could..
The Littlest Homo

david_geoffrey wrote:

But then people should click the links before commenting.
Would if I could, TLH, would if I could..[/quote]

Without being picky, you still felt the need to comment though even though you didn't actually know what was said!
david_geoffrey

The Littlest Homo wrote:
david_geoffrey wrote:

But then people should click the links before commenting.
Would if I could, TLH, would if I could..


Without being picky, you still felt the need to comment though even though you didn't actually know what was said![/quote]My dear chap, as has been explained, because of the erronous nature of your opening post I made an assumption that I DID know what the contents were of the link, an error for which I have apologised. What more do you want, blood?
The Littlest Homo

david_geoffrey wrote:

My dear chap, as has been explained, because of the erronous nature of your opening post I made an assumption that I DID know what the contents were of the link, an error for which I have apologised. What more do you want, blood?


Not this time of morning ta!
Silver

There is this idea, particularly amongst YEC's that because someone is an expert in one field, they are an expert in all fields. To quote a notable example, an expert (?) in hydrodynamics does not know all there is to know about evolution, as in Henry Morris's case.
Shaker

And a remarkably large proportion of these types tend to be lawyers, for some reason, I've noticed.
The Littlest Homo

admin. wrote:
And a remarkably large proportion of these types tend to be lawyers, for some reason, I've noticed.


Just like this shower of shites . . .


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