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Postby psiloiordinary » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:30 pm

Trinity College Dublin Debate on Evolution, Creation, & Materialism: October 16, 2008
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On Thursday, 16 October 2008, the University Philosophical Society of Trinity College, Dublin — the world’s oldest debating society (founded 1684) — will sponsor a debate on evolution, creation, and materialism. The debate will occur at 7:30 pm in the Debating Room of the Graduates’ Memorial Building (that’s the building in the photograph above), just off the College’s Front Square.

The evening’s discussion will open with a paper read by Bob Bloomfield of the British Museum [scroll down in the link for Bloomfield's biography and current work]. Responses will then follow from David Berlinski, Fellow at the Discovery Institute, Stephen Moore, of the Northern Ireland based Giants’ Causeway Creation Committee, and me. Opposing will be Christopher Stillman, Fellow Emeritus in Geology at Trinity College Dublin, Darren McCallig, the university’s Anglican Chaplain, and David Coquhoun of University College London.

Fine Irish beverages of various types to be consumed later, of course…


From here;

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intellig ... r-16-2008/
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Re: Debating Creationists in Dublin

Postby Roger Stanyard » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:00 am

psiloiordinary wrote:
Trinity College Dublin Debate on Evolution, Creation, & Materialism: October 16, 2008
Paul Nelson



On Thursday, 16 October 2008, the University Philosophical Society of Trinity College, Dublin — the world’s oldest debating society (founded 1684) — will sponsor a debate on evolution, creation, and materialism. The debate will occur at 7:30 pm in the Debating Room of the Graduates’ Memorial Building (that’s the building in the photograph above), just off the College’s Front Square.

The evening’s discussion will open with a paper read by Bob Bloomfield of the British Museum [scroll down in the link for Bloomfield's biography and current work]. Responses will then follow from David Berlinski, Fellow at the Discovery Institute, Stephen Moore, of the Northern Ireland based Giants’ Causeway Creation Committee, and me. Opposing will be Christopher Stillman, Fellow Emeritus in Geology at Trinity College Dublin, Darren McCallig, the university’s Anglican Chaplain, and David Coquhoun of University College London.

Fine Irish beverages of various types to be consumed later, of course…


From here;

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intellig ... r-16-2008/


My immediate reaction to this centres on the presence of Stephen Moore of the Giants' Causeway Creation Committee. As we have long preceived the creationists in the USA and the mainland of the UK have long targeted Northern Ireland. Moore's "committee" is pushing for creationism to be all all of Northern ireland's museums as well as in science lessons.

Once upon a time Northern Ireland's Protestants looked down on the Southern Irish as a bunch of backward, ignorant, hayseed hicksvillites. Looks look the boot is on the other foot these days.

Apparently they are all going to get pissed in a pub afterwards. I would love to be there just to see how the conversation develops! The legendary Slugger O'Toole will no doubt be showing his presence.

(If it is anything to go by, the Anglo Irish political meetings in Dublin in the 1980s followed much the same pattern. They all start off down each other''s throats before settling down and coming to some agreements. Then out comes to Jameisons and the Guiness . Next morning nodody can remember what on earth they agreed on. Well, that's all acording to that well known political commentator and insider, Dennis Thatcher who used to write exclusively for Private Eye.)
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Re: Debating Creationists in Dublin

Postby Roger Stanyard » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:54 pm

psiloiordinary wrote:
Trinity College Dublin Debate on Evolution, Creation, & Materialism: October 16, 2008
Paul Nelson



On Thursday, 16 October 2008, the University Philosophical Society of Trinity College, Dublin — the world’s oldest debating society (founded 1684) — will sponsor a debate on evolution, creation, and materialism. The debate will occur at 7:30 pm in the Debating Room of the Graduates’ Memorial Building (that’s the building in the photograph above), just off the College’s Front Square.

The evening’s discussion will open with a paper read by Bob Bloomfield of the British Museum [scroll down in the link for Bloomfield's biography and current work]. Responses will then follow from David Berlinski, Fellow at the Discovery Institute, Stephen Moore, of the Northern Ireland based Giants’ Causeway Creation Committee, and me. Opposing will be Christopher Stillman, Fellow Emeritus in Geology at Trinity College Dublin, Darren McCallig, the university’s Anglican Chaplain, and David Coquhoun of University College London.

Fine Irish beverages of various types to be consumed later, of course…


From here;

http://www.uncommondescent.com/intellig ... r-16-2008/


Update - it appears that Moore never actually spoke at this event; he's scientifically illiterate. There were guesses at the time that the DI sent in its top people to back Moore up (Moore wanted ID in at the centre).

However, Moore's Causeway Creation Committee, which does not appear to have consisted of anyone apart from Moore and his wife, is no longer functioning.
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