Saturday, April 16, 2011

THE APOLOGETIC FRONT: Richard Dawkins Interviews/Debates Wendy Wright

Mike Felker posted a great video worth watching. It's an interview Richard Dawkins did with Wendy Wright.

Wendy Wright is the current president and CEO of Concerned Women for America, a Conservative Christian political action group active in the United States. She joined the organization in 1999 and served as its executive vice president before being named president on January 30, 2006. Wright was listed as one of "The 100 Most Powerful Women of Washington" in 2006 by Washingtonian magazine. Wright is a frequent spokesperson for conservative causes, including pro-life and international issues.

I think Mike brings up an important point: Why is Dawkins discussing the technicalities of Evolution with a woman who isn't a scientist or in the field? When you read about where the interview was used it becomes obvious why Dawkins would do something like this:

This interview was recorded for the Channel 4 documentary series "The Genius of Charles Darwin". The Genius of Charles Darwin is a three-part television documentary, written and presented by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.
It was first shown in August 2008 on Channel 4. It won Best TV Documentary Series 2008 at the British Broadcast Awards in January 2009.

Given that it was used to promote Dawkins' worldview, it's not surprising to see the attempt to make people who don't think macro evolution truly explains why life is what it is on Earth and are against abortion as stupid and backward. Dawkins runs for the challenge of dialoguing with people who disagree with the conclusions he's come to yet are also scientists. Why didn't he talk to Michael Behe or Stephen C. Meyer or any of the scientists, engineers, or mathematicians that don't think all life descended from one cell. It's a lie that all educated people agree with that proposition.

THE APOLOGETIC FRONT: Richard Dawkins Interviews/Debates Wendy Wright
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