A really infuriating interview...
I just finished listening to a podcast from 'Point of Enquiry' where DJ Grothe spoke to Benjamin Wiker
Benjamin Wiker, Ph.D., is a senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and is also a senior fellow with the Discovery Institute. His books include Answering the New Atheism and Ten Books That Screwed Up The World. His Newest is The Darwin Myth: The Life and Lies of Charles Darwin.
I found Grothe overly polite to this guy, I was on the point of just giving up on listening to it, and frequently found myself actually yelling out loud as one fallacious argument after another came out of Wiker's mouth.
I guess he had to be polite to be able to continue this interview and continue to be able to get access to such people to present their point of view. To be fair, he did raise most, if not all, of the objections I would have, and they probably are doing the right thing in allowing such people occasional access to defuse charges of being dogmatic atheists/sceptics. But I really found it intensely frustrating not to be able to confront such nonsense directly.
You can access info about the program here: http://www.pointofinquiry.org/benjamin_wiker_the_darwin_myth/, including the various ways you can listen to it.
I would be interested in other peoples reactions to this. It lasts about 54 minutes.
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