Essay: This year's best atheist debaters

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This year's best atheist debaters

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Concerning atheism, Dr. Douglas Jesseph was described as "the most impressive debater to date" by Jeffery Jay Lowder, a founder of the pro-atheism website Internet Infidels.[1] However, in a 1996 debate with William Lane Craig, Doug Jesseph claimed that the origin of life had a detailed atheistic explanation(s).[2] This confidence was not shared by the highly respected origin of life researcher Stanley Miller. Indeed, in 1996, John Horgan wrote that "Miller seemed unimpressed with any of the current proposals on the origin of life, referring to them as “nonsense” or “paper chemistry.”"[3] In a 1996 edition of Scientific American, Horgan went on to say: "The origin of life is a science writer's dream. It abounds with exotic scientists and exotic theories, which are never entirely abandoned or accepted, but merely go in and out of fashion."[4]

In 2010, the worldwide atheist community was challenged to a debate by Creation Ministries International as prominent atheists were speaking at a 2010 global atheist convention in Australia.[5] Richard Dawkins, PZ Myers and other prominent atheists refused to debate Creation Ministries International.[6] Generally speaking, leading evolutionists no longer debate creation scientists because creation scientists tend to win the debates.[7]

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Atheist Richard Dawkins and debate

Atheist and evolutionist Richard Dawkins has developed a reputation for ducking debates with strong debate opponents. Please see: Instances of Richard Dawkins ducking debates.

On May 14, 2011, the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph published a news story entitled Richard Dawkins accused of cowardice for refusing to debate existence of God.[8] In The Daily Telegraph article Dr. Daniel Came, a member of the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University was quoted as writing to fellow atheist Richard Dawkins concerning his refusal to debate Dr. William Lane Craig, "The absence of a debate with the foremost apologist for Christian theism is a glaring omission on your CV and is of course apt to be interpreted as cowardice on your part."[9] In addition, Christian apologist Ken Ammi called Dawkins a "cowardly clown" for his refusal to debate Creation Ministries International at the 2010 Global Atheist Convention.[10]

See also: Creation scientists tend to win the creation vs. evolution debates

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Thunderf00t vs. Ray Comfort

see also: Thunderf00t and Ray Comfort

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