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Dembski on ABC Nightline tonight — Update


I’m going to be on ABC Nightline tonight (Monday). The show has already been recorded. George Stephanopoulos is substituting for Ted Koppel and is interviewing me and Michael Ruse.

I enjoyed you debating instead of the common route used by most ID theorists, playing Mr. Nice Guy. But I was shocked you said there was overwhelming evidence for evolution from a common ancestor. Isn't this Darwin's theory? I'm confused, enlighten me. wes1ste
Bill did a great job, although I was suprised at his comment that there is good evidence for common descent! epistemic
Great debate, Bill! You did well. Confident, articulate, bright, and fast on your feet. Good work pointing out that ID is a big tent that accomodates everyone except secular humanists. Also you made the opponent look like the one with the agenda for attacking your particular religious faith instead of your math. ID, like any hypothesis in science, stands or falls by its merits, not by the personalities of those who support it. Your opponent was all ad hominem and no substance whatsoever. Absolutely fantastic. It also helped that the opponent was an unkempt slob with a funny accent while you looked like a clean cut American. The Church of Darwin is going to have to come up with some better representatives. Someone should tell them the hippy movement is over. And when are they going to learn they'll never win by attacking Christians in a country that's 80% Christian? It really makes me wonder how those guys ever got advanced degrees. Obviously common sense wasn't a prerequisite. :-) Way to go. DaveScot
I've read some of your work in my undergraduate studies at Austin College (Sherman, Texas.). Just wanted to say I thought you did a nice job tonight during the debate. I look forward to reading more of your work and I'll keep checking the site for more info. -Kelli to_kelli

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