Richard Dawkins sat in a Colorado hotel room last week before heading out to protest the Good News Clubs, which take Bible-based after-school activities to public schools, while he mused about his upcoming foray into the Holy City.
He’s excited about coming.
“I love going to the Bible Belt!” Dawkins exclaimed. “I seem to get rather enthusiastic audiences.”
Indeed. The internationally known evolutionary biologist has popularized — some would say polarized — a debate between evolution and atheism on one hand, creationism and faith on another.
Dawkins will appear at 7 p.m. Saturday (March 9) at the College of Charleston in a talk billed as the world’s most famous atheist meets South Carolina’s most famous atheist. The latter is Herb Silverman, a Charlestonian and founder of the Secular Coalition for America, who will interview Dawkins at the Physicians Memorial Auditorium.
Silverman promises a healthy store of intellectual-bending questions such as: How do Christians believe in biblical stories they know aren’t scientifically true?
“I prefer having evidence-based answers,” said Silverman, also a retired mathematics professor and author of “Candidate Without a Prayer: An Autobiography of a Jewish Atheist in the Bible Belt.”
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