I watched Rabbi David Wolpe debate Christopher Hitchens a while back and even though Hitchens seemed a bit soused, he still kicked Rabbi Wolpe’s tuchis (apparently there was a re-match I haven’t seen). I would have thought that he learned to stay away from such debates, but apparently he did not.
On November 13, Wolpe joined William Lane Craig and R. Douglas Geivett in a debate against scientists / atheists Matt Ridley, Michael Shermer, and Richard Dawkins on the topic “Does the Universe Have a Purpose?”
First of all, let me say that David Wolpe has a wonderful reputation for his open-mindedness. He even took some flack for it in 2001. As Wikipedia describes it:
I haven’t watched the whole debate yet. Embedding’s been giving me a headache, so here are links to both debates: