| Posted 02/08/08 at 09:51 PM||Reply with quote #1 |
|Check out the audio recording now available in Audio-Visuals of Dr. Craig and George Williamson on the John Gormley radio show (pre-debate)! |
| Posted 02/09/08 at 10:10 AM||Reply with quote #2 |
Thank you for making this available!
| Posted 02/09/08 at 12:47 PM||Reply with quote #3 |
Ty! I enjoyed hearing the two! Craig did really well responding to the questions and answering the objections by George Williamson.
| Posted 02/09/08 at 01:31 PM||Reply with quote #4 |
George Williamson was very polite and intelligent, I just don't think arguing a point is his forte. Craig unraveled Williamson's case very well and made the Theist case seem much more credible and believable. The last sequence when they responded to the callers question on our cognitive mechanisms being developed by a process engaged in "survival" through a course of billions of years, was telling. Craig did well to point out that there are behaviors that can occur purely out of instinct and have nothing to do with true beliefs.
| Posted 02/11/08 at 01:32 AM||Reply with quote #5 |
Just listened to the audio. I was very disappointed in Williamson. He could only give the most basic argument and no more. Every time the argument went to a deeper level, he was unprepared to take that next step. Whereas, Craig knew all the numerous objections to his arguments and had secondary and even tertiary responses well prepared to support his position. Craig was also well read and new the major players in the field on both sides and their positions. Williamson, however, had only a cursory familiarity with the positions of others, especially those who oppose his positions.
This was similar to a master chess player playing an amateur. The master knows the game and plans his strategy many moves in advance. Even then the master has numerous contingency plans based on his opponents movements. The amateur can only think ahead one or two moves and hopes his opponent makes a mistake.