I was just given by a friend a debate between Professor Richard Dawkins and Dr. John Lennox.
This is a must watch, two very qualified men debating the most important question to life...is there a God? Atheism vs Theism.
The debate is based around Richard Dawkins' book called The God Delusion. It was held on October 3rd of 2007 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Here is the link:
(I'm not 100% sure of the time length but I think it was about 1 1/2 hours)
Richard Dawkins FRS is the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford. He is the author of nine books: The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, River Out of Eden, Climbing Mount Improbable, Unweaving the Rainbow, A Devil's Chaplain, The Ancestor's Tale and The God Delusion. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society and the Royal Society of Literature.
John Lennox is Reader in Mathematics at the University of Oxford and Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science at Green College, University of Oxford. He holds doctorates from Oxford (D.Phil.), Cambridge (Ph.D.), and the University of Wales (D.Sc.) and an MA in Bioethics from the University of Surrey. Dr. Lennox has weighed in on the science-religion debate with a new book, God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?
My thoughts on the debate:
After watching it right through, I am more convinced in the reality of God. I thought John Lennox did superbly and had the more convincing arguements. I may think that just because I agreed with him beforehand, an atheist may have a different perspective.
Some atheists I have spoken to get annoyed at creationists arguing against evolution because they (atheists) already think evolution is soundly proven.
However, to their delight John Lennox does not even really mention evolution at all, he sticks to the topic of God, morality, science, philosophy etc. I do not know his views on evolution but for the atheist wanting a different route of creationist arguments, try this!
Both men are in their sixties and have experienced a lot in life...the debate is worth listening to. John Lennox...I envy him :) had the privelidge of sitting in C.S. Lewis' last lectures. Throughout the debate John shows some philosophical qualities and quotes Lewis a number of times.