Hector Avalos to Debate a Young-Earth Creationist

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If you haven’t had your fill of debates about creationism, Hector Avalos (a scholar of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament who happens to be an atheist) will be debating someone named Juan Valdez on the topic “Is Genesis 1-3 a scientifically reasonable account of the origin of our world?” The debate will take place on February 16th, and you can watch it here (the countdown has begun). It will be interesting to see how this debate, which is not between people claiming to be scientists, unfolds differently than the debate between Ken Ham and Bill Nye.

  • histrogeek

    Juan Valdez? Seriously?
    For once I feel sorry for the creationist. It’s really not his fault that the Colombian Coffee Growers picked his name as their avatar/stereotype.

    • Gary

      But he is like Jesus. Both rode on a donkey.

      • histrogeek

        And both separate the good from the bad.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Pieret/100000023960330 John Pieret

          But he isn’t blue eyed and nordic-looking, so an American audience wouldn’t notice the similarities.

  • Just Sayin’

    I think we should have McGrath vs. Gantt next!

    • beau_quilter

      Mike Gantt has bid goodbye to James’ blog. At about the same time he bid goodbye to Peter Enns blog, and later to Tyler Franke’s blog

      • Just Sayin’

        I didn’t know that; thanks for the info.

        • beau_quilter

          I have edited my comment in retrospect, but for the record I confess to rudeness. Mike is not here to defend himself, so I was being a jerk to cast dispersions on his arguments in his absence.

          Shame on me.

  • Sean Garrigan

    Now there’s a debate in which I have zero interest.

  • http://mindsquirrel.com/ Andrew Tatusko, Ph.D.

    Are we not ready to put this stuff to rest? Good Lord. I guess it will always sell as it has since Scopes. If it sells, it will stay in the news.


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