You always remember your first! I have now participated in my very first debate about evolution and creationism. Earlier today I was a guest on Harry Allen’s radio show, where I discussed things with Sean Pitman, who maintains this pro-ID website. “Discussed” is a polite term for what transpired. The first segment was cordial enough. Things got more heated in the second segment, during which Sean and I were often talking over each other. Not so informative, perhaps, but probably good for ratings.
Let me know how I did! Click here for the audio. But don’t tell me I say “y’know” too much or that I smack my lips a lot. I know I do that! Alas, when I’m actually doing it I don’t realize I’m doing it.
Be warned that the audio seems to jump right to the middle of my answer to Harry’s first question, which was, “How did you get interested in this?” Harry’s introduction got cut off. I think you will quickly be able to pick up the thread. Also, keep in mind that while I was in the studio, Sean was on the phone.
When we started Harry told me two things. He said the hour would fly by, and that right after the show I would think of all the things I wished I had said. He was certainly right on the first point. I couldn’t believe it when he said the show was over. I thought we were just getting warmed up! As for the second point, I’m mostly happy with what I actually said, but the subject kept changing in such a rapid fire way that I never felt like anything ever really got developed properly. Par for the course in a discussion of this sort.
I have to say, I had an absolute blast doing it. Harry also seemed pleased with how things went.
From there it was off to Long Island for my talk at CFI-LI. That was also a lot of fun. It was a small crowd of about forty, but everyone was really into it and the questions during the Q and A were actually really interesting. My hosts told me that the talk will eventually appear on YouTube, so I’ll post a link as soon as I have it.
It’s been a long day, but my reward is a free day tomorrow to hang out in NYC. I live in the sticks, recall, so I have to take advantage of these opportunities when I get them.