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September 9, 2019
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Ravi Zacharias

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  • - THERE ARE BATTLES.
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  • BATTLES FOR IDEAS
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  • RAGING IN OUR TIMES
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  • REACHING A FEVEROUS PITCH.
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  • I JUST HEARD THIS AFTERNOON
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  • THAT RICHARD DAWKINS IS PLANNING
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  • A UNIVERSITY TOUR
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  • OF THE UNITED STATES
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  • COVERING THIS COUNTRY
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  • WITHIN A MATTER OF A FEW WEEKS
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  • AND THEN PLANNING A DEBAPTIZING
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  • SERVICE FOR THE MASSES
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  • THAT COME AND WANT TO RENOUNCE
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  • THEIR FAITH AND GOD
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  • AND JOIN THEMSELVES BE FORCE
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  • WITH A NON THEISTIC, ATHEISTIC,
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  • AND WHAT AN EFFECT ALLA DAWKINS
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  • IS AN ANTI THEISTIC STRIDENCY,
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  • WHICH IS SEEKING TO DESTROY
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  • EVERYTHING THAT WOULD SMACK
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  • OF A TRANSCENDENT BELIEF.
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  • MANY OF YOU HAVE HEARD ME
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  • QUOTE THIS BEFORE
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  • BUT ALLOW ME TO QUOTE IT TO YOU
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  • AGAIN BECAUSE THIS WAS GIVEN
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  • SOME 30 YEARS AGO
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  • BY THE FAMED MALCOLM MUGGERIDGE
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  • AND HE WILL HELP ME TO POSITION
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  • WHAT I WANT TO SAY TO YOU
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  • AND THERE'S A LOT I WANT
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  • TO SQUEEZE IN IN THE TIME
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  • WE HAVE.
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  • HE SAID THIS, "IT IS DIFFICULT
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  • TO RESIST THE CONCLUSION
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  • THAT 20TH CENTURY MAN
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  • HAS DECIDED TO ABOLISH HIMSELF,
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  • TIRED OF THE STRUGGLE
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  • TO BE HIMSELF,
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  • HE HAD CREATED BOREDOM
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  • OUT OF HIS OWN AFFLUENCE,
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  • IMPOTENCE OUT OF HIS OWN
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  • EROTOMANIA, AND VULNERABILITY
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  • OUT OF HIS OWN STRENGTH.
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  • HE HIMSELF BLOWS THE TRUMPET
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  • THAT BRINGS THE WALLS
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  • OF HIS OWN CITIES CRASHING DOWN
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  • UNTIL AT LAST HAVING EDUCATED
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  • HIMSELF INTO IMBECILITY,
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  • HAVING DRUGGED AND POLLUTED
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  • HIMSELF INTO STUPEFACTION,
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  • HE KEELS OVER A WEARY BATTERED
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  • OLD BRONTOSAURUS
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  • AND BECOME EXTINCT."
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  • BOREDOM OUT OF HIS OWN
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  • AFFLUENCE, IMPOTENCE OUT
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  • OF HIS OWN EROTOMANIA,
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  • VULNERABILITY OUT OF HIS OWN
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  • STRENGTH.
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  • THE STRENGTH OF EDUCATION
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  • HAS MADE US VULNERABLE
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  • TO SOME EXTREME RADICAL
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  • DESTRUCTIVE VIEWS.
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  • IT WAS VICTOR FRANKL
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  • WHO ASSERTED THAT THE VIEWS
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  • THAT WERE ULTIMATELY ESPOUSED
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  • BY THE THIRD REICH OUGHT NOT
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  • TO BE BLAMED AT SOME DEFENSE
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  • MINISTRY PORTFOLIO
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  • OR SOME MINISTRY OF DEFENSE
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  • BUT AT THE LECTERNS AND DESKS
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  • OF ATHEISTIC SCIENTISTS
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  • AND PHILOSOPHERS.
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  • ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE NOTICED
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  • AS A SCHOLAR ON THE COMPARATIVE
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  • RELIGIOUS WORLD
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  • WHERE VARIOUS WORLD VIEWS,
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  • VARIOUS RELIGIONS
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  • IS HOW LITTLE RICHARD DAWKINS
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  • ACTUALLY KNOWS
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  • ABOUT WORLD RELIGIONS
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  • INCLUDING CHRISTIANITY.
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  • HE IS ABYSMALLY IGNORANT
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  • OF THE STATEMENTS HE MAKES.
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  • ONE STATEMENT HE MAKES
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  • FOR EXAMPLE IS THIS,
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  • "THE CHANCES OF YOU BELIEVING
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  • SOMETHING IN A TRANSCENDENT
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  • ORDER, CONTRARY TO THAT WHICH
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  • YOU WERE BROUGHT UP WITH."
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  • THE CHANCES, SAYS DAWKINS
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  • ARE ZERO.
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  • MY, MY, MY.
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  • HAS HE READ WHAT'S HAPPENING
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  • IN CHINA?
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  • DID HE KNOW WHAT MAO TSE-TUNG
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  • SAID WHEN HE BURNED
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  • THE LIBRARIES AND THE SEMINARIES
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  • OF ALL RELIGIOUS WORLD VIEWS?
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  • AND THERE IN 1966, IN AUGUST,
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  • WHEN THESE THINGS WERE PUT
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  • INTO A BONFIRE AND BURNED,
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  • HE SAID THE LAST VESTIGES
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  • OF ANY BELIEF IN GOD ARE OVER.
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  • THEY'RE FINISHED,
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  • NEVER TO COME BACK
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  • TO HAUNT CHINA AGAIN.
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  • MAO TSE-TUNG HAS COME AND GONE.
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  • THE CHURCH IN CHINA
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  • IS THE FASTEST GROWING CHURCH
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  • IN THE WORLD TODAY.
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  • WITH OVER 100 MILLION THEY SAY.
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  • WHEN I SPOKE AT THE PRESTIGIOUS
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  • TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY,
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  • WHICH HAS PRODUCED
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  • ALL OF THEIR GREAT SCHOLARS
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  • IN THEIR THINKING
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  • OF MARXIST WORLD VIEW.
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  • IT WAS NOT AT ALL ACCIDENTAL
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  • TO HEAR THEM ASKING,
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  • LEANING FORWARD, ABOUT GOD,
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  • ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS,
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  • WHAT IT'S INTIMATIONS ARE,
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  • WHAT IT'S SIGNIFICANT IS.
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  • DAVID AIKMAN IN HIS BOOK
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  • ON THE DELUSION OF DISBELIEF
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  • POINTS OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING
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  • IN THE SCHOLARLY WORLD TODAY
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  • IN CHINA.
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  • SO WHAT I WANT TO LADIES
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  • AND GENTLEMAN IS START OFF
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  • WITH THIS.
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  • HOW DOES THE NATURALIST
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  • COMPARE TO THE THEIST
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  • IN THE WAY THEY COME TO KNOW
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  • ANYTHING?
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  • HOW DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING
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  • OF ANY ORDER THAT IS OUTSIDE
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  • OF YOU AND CONSIDER IT TO BE
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  • BELIEVABLE AND CREDIBLE.
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  • THERE REALLY ARE ACTUALLY
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  • THREE WAYS THAT WE DIVIDE
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  • THIS UP WITHOUT GETTING INTO
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  • SOME RIGOROUS STUDY
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  • OF THE CERTAINTY OF KNOWLEDGE.
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  • NUMBER ONE IS THIS:
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  • TO CLAIM A TOTAL OBJECTIVITY
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  • OR A TRANSCENDENCE BUT THAT IS
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  • PHYSIOLOGICALLY, LOGICALLY,
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  • AND IDEOLOGICALLY IMPOSSIBLE.
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  • LET ME EXPLAIN THAT STATEMENT
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  • FOR YOU.
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  • CAN YOU REALLY GET OUT
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  • OF THIS BOX TO A POINT
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  • OF TOTAL TRANSCENDENCE
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  • WHERE YOU MIND IS WORKING
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  • WITH A 100% OBJECTIVITY
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  • WHERE YOU CAN MAKE
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  • PRONOUNCEMENTS ABOUT REALITY
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  • THAT ARE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN
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  • IN A COMPREHENSIVE SENSE
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  • ABOUT EVERYTHING.
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  • BUT WHEN YOU READ SOME
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  • OF THEIR OWN STATEMENTS,
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  • HERE'S WHAT YOU READ.
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  • THIS IS INTERESTING.
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  • HUXLEY WRITING IN THE 40'S.
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  • I HAVE MOTIVES FOR NOT WANTING
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  • THIS WORLD TO HAVE MEANING.
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  • CONSEQUENTLY I HAVE ASSUMED
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  • THAT IT HAS NONE AND WAS ABLE
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  • WITHOUT ANY DIFFICULTY
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  • TO FIND SATISFYING REASONS
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  • FOR THIS ASSUMPTION.
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  • THE PHILOSOPHER WHO FINDS
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  • NO MEANING IN THIS WORLD
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  • IS NOT CONCERNED EXCLUSIVELY
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  • WITH THE PROBLEM
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  • IN PURE METAPHYSICS.
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  • HE IS ALSO CONCERNED TO PROVE
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  • THAT THERE IS NO VALID REASON
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  • WHY HER PERSONALLY SHOULD NOT DO
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  • AS HE WANTS TO DO
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  • OR WHY HIS FRIENDS SHOULD NOT
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  • SEIZE POLITICAL POWER
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  • AND GOVERN IN THE WAY
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  • THAT THEY FIND MOST ADVANTAGEOUS
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  • TO THEMSELVES.
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  • MY MYSELF PERSONALLY,
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  • LISTEN NOW PLEASE,
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  • WRITING IN 1946 SAYS HUXLEY,
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  • FOR MYSELF PERSONALLY
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  • THE PHILOSOPHY OF MEANINGLESS
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  • WAS ESSENTIALLY
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  • AN INSTRUMENT OF LIBERATION,
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  • SEXUAL AND POLITICAL.
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  • TO ASSUME THAT THIS WORLD
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  • HAS NO MEANING FREED ME
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  • FROM ANY MOORINGS OF ANY KIND.
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  • I WANTED THIS WORLD
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  • NOT TO HAVE MEANING.
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  • CAN A PERSON LIKE THAT
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  • BE TOTALLY OBJECTIVE,
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  • TOTALLY TRANSCENDING
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  • ON PRONOUNCEMENTS OF ULTIMATE
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  • REALITY.
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  • LISTEN FOR EXAMPLE
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  • TO THIS STATEMENT THAT IS GIVEN
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  • TO US BY RICHARD LEWONTIN,
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  • WHO IS A GENETICIST.
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  • "WE TAKE THE SIDE OF SCIENCE
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  • IN SIDE OF THE PATENT ABSURDITY
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  • OF SOME OF ITS CONSTRUCTS.
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  • IN SPITE OF ITS FAILURE
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  • TO FULFILL MANY OF ITS
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  • EXTRAVAGANT PROMISES
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  • OF HEALTH IN LIFE,
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  • IN SPITE OF THE TOLERANCE
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  • OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY
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  • FOR UNSUBSTANTIATED
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  • JUST SO STORIES."
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  • BUT DAVID BERLINSKI COMES OUT
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  • WITH THIS QUESTION:
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  • WHY SHOULD ANY DISCERNING
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  • MAN OR WOMAN TAKE THE SIDE
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  • OF SCIENCE OR ANYTHING
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  • ELSE UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.
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  • RICHARD LEWONTIN GOES ON TO SAY
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  • WHY HE DOES NOT WANT ANYTHING
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  • OUTSIDE OF SCIENCE.
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  • HERE'S HIS ANSWER:
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  • BECAUSE WE CANNOT ALLOW A DIVINE
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  • FOOT IN THE DOOR.
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  • HE DOES NOT WANT A DIVINE FOOT
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  • IN THE DOOR.
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  • BERLINSKI RESPONDS BY SAYING
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  • THIS: IF ONE IS OBLIGED
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  • TO ACCEPT ABSURDITIES FOR FEAR
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  • OF A DIVINE FOOT,
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  • IMAGINE WHAT PRODIGIES OF EFFORT
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  • WOULD BE REQUIRED WERE THE REST
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  • OF THE DIVINE TORSO
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  • TO BE FOUND WEDGED AT THE DOOR
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  • WITH SOME JUSTIFYING IRRITATION
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  • DEMANDING TO BE LET IN.
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  • BERLINKSI IS A SECULAR THINKER.
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  • LEWONTIN IS TELLING ME
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  • THAT HE WOULD BELIEVE
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  • IN THE ABSURD BECAUSE HE DOESN'T
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  • WANT A DIVINE FOOT IN THE DOOR."
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  • HE SAID, "WHAT IS LEWONTIN
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  • GOING TO DO IF THE DIVINE
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  • TORSO ITSELF IS WEDGED
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  • FORCING ITSELF IN DEMANDING
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  • AN EXPLANATION?"
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  • SO DAVID BERLINSKI IN HIS BOOK,
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  • THE DEVIL'S DELUSION
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  • AND THE JACKET COVER,
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  • AND BY THE WAY HE'S HAD PERSONAL
  • 00:08:43.180 --> 00:08:45.050
  • CONTACT WITH JOHN LENNOX,
  • 00:08:45.050 --> 00:08:47.030
  • HIS BOOK, THE DEVIL'S DELUSION,
  • 00:08:47.030 --> 00:08:49.100
  • IS WORTH BUYING,
  • 00:08:49.100 --> 00:08:50.140
  • READ IT AGAIN AND AGAIN,
  • 00:08:50.140 --> 00:08:52.010
  • EXCEPT FOR THE LAST CHAPTER,
  • 00:08:52.010 --> 00:08:53.130
  • WHICH I HAVE SOME DIFFICULTIES
  • 00:08:53.130 --> 00:08:55.070
  • WITH IN ITS COMPARISON
  • 00:08:55.070 --> 00:08:56.210
  • WITH WRITTEN REVELATION
  • 00:08:56.210 --> 00:08:57.280
  • AND THE BOOK OF NATURE.
  • 00:08:57.280 --> 00:08:59.290
  • THE REST OF THE BOOK
  • 00:08:59.290 --> 00:09:00.270
  • IS A SCATHING CRITIQUE
  • 00:09:00.270 --> 00:09:03.020
  • OF THE PRETENSIONS
  • 00:09:03.020 --> 00:09:04.010
  • OF THIS ATHEISM.
  • 00:09:04.010 --> 00:09:05.070
  • IN THE JACKET COVER
  • 00:09:05.070 --> 00:09:06.250
  • HE SAYS THIS, "HAS ANYONE
  • 00:09:06.250 --> 00:09:08.130
  • PROVIDED A PROOF OF GOD'S
  • 00:09:08.130 --> 00:09:09.270
  • INEXISTENCE?
  • 00:09:09.270 --> 00:09:11.060
  • NOT EVEN CLOSE.
  • 00:09:11.060 --> 00:09:13.010
  • HAS QUANTUM COSMOLOGY EXPLAINED
  • 00:09:13.010 --> 00:09:14.260
  • THE EMERGENCE OF THE UNIVERSE
  • 00:09:14.260 --> 00:09:16.120
  • OR WHY IT IS HERE?
  • 00:09:16.120 --> 00:09:17.120
  • NOT EVEN CLOSE.
  • 00:09:17.120 --> 00:09:19.100
  • HAD THE SCIENCES EXPLAINED
  • 00:09:19.100 --> 00:09:20.210
  • WHY OUR UNIVERSE SEEMS
  • 00:09:20.210 --> 00:09:21.230
  • TO BE FINE-TUNED TO ALLOW
  • 00:09:21.230 --> 00:09:23.070
  • FOR THE EXISTENCE OF LIFE?
  • 00:09:23.070 --> 00:09:24.190
  • NOT EVEN CLOSE.
  • 00:09:24.190 --> 00:09:26.030
  • ARE PHYSICISTS AND BIOLOGISTS
  • 00:09:26.030 --> 00:09:27.170
  • WILLING TO BELIEVE
  • 00:09:27.170 --> 00:09:28.160
  • IN ANYTHING SO LONG
  • 00:09:28.160 --> 00:09:29.270
  • AS IT IS NOT RELIGIOUS THOUGHT?
  • 00:09:29.270 --> 00:09:31.220
  • CLOSE ENOUGH.
  • 00:09:31.220 --> 00:09:33.050
  • HAS RATIONALISM
  • 00:09:33.050 --> 00:09:33.240
  • AND MORAL THOUGHT PROVIDED US
  • 00:09:33.240 --> 00:09:35.160
  • WITH AN UNDERSTANDING
  • 00:09:35.160 --> 00:09:36.040
  • OF WHAT IS GOOD, WHAT IS RIGHT,
  • 00:09:36.040 --> 00:09:37.260
  • AND WHAT IS MORAL?
  • 00:09:37.260 --> 00:09:38.230
  • NOT CLOSE ENOUGH.
  • 00:09:38.230 --> 00:09:40.110
  • HAS SECULARISM IN THE TERRIBLE
  • 00:09:40.110 --> 00:09:41.280
  • TWENTIETH CENTURY BEEN A FORCE
  • 00:09:41.280 --> 00:09:43.130
  • FOR GOOD?
  • 00:09:43.130 --> 00:09:44.040
  • NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BEING CLOSE.
  • 00:09:44.040 --> 00:09:46.180
  • IS THERE A NARROW AND OPPRESSIVE
  • 00:09:46.180 --> 00:09:47.290
  • ORTHODOXY OF THOUGHT AND OPINION
  • 00:09:47.290 --> 00:09:49.120
  • WITHIN THE SCIENCES?
  • 00:09:49.120 --> 00:09:50.260
  • CLOSE ENOUGH.
  • 00:09:50.260 --> 00:09:51.290
  • DOES ANYTHING IN THE SCIENCES
  • 00:09:51.290 --> 00:09:53.150
  • OR IN THEIR PHILOSOPHY
  • 00:09:53.150 --> 00:09:54.200
  • JUSTIFY THEIR CLAIM
  • 00:09:54.200 --> 00:09:55.240
  • THAT RELIGIOUS BELIEF
  • 00:09:55.240 --> 00:09:56.240
  • IS IRRATIONAL?
  • 00:09:56.240 --> 00:09:58.000
  • NOT EVEN IN THE BALL PARK.
  • 00:09:58.000 --> 00:10:00.000
  • IS SCIENTIFIC ATHEISM
  • 00:10:00.000 --> 00:10:01.100
  • A FRIVOLOUS EXERCISE
  • 00:10:01.100 --> 00:10:02.270
  • IN INTELLECTUAL CONTEMPT?
  • 00:10:02.270 --> 00:10:05.050
  • - RZIM ACADEMY
  • 00:10:11.240 --> 00:10:12.220
  • IS RZIM'S ONLINE
  • 00:10:12.220 --> 00:10:14.050
  • LEARNING PLATFORM.
  • 00:10:14.050 --> 00:10:15.290
  • AND THE BRILLIANT THING
  • 00:10:15.290 --> 00:10:16.230
  • ABOUT IT IS THAT THE ACADEMY
  • 00:10:16.230 --> 00:10:18.110
  • ALLOWS PEOPLE TO LEARN
  • 00:10:18.110 --> 00:10:19.210
  • FROM OUR AMAZING TEAM
  • 00:10:19.210 --> 00:10:21.060
  • OF GLOBAL SPEAKERS,
  • 00:10:21.060 --> 00:10:22.190
  • IN THE PARAMETERS
  • 00:10:22.190 --> 00:10:23.140
  • OF THEIR OWN LIVES
  • 00:10:23.140 --> 00:10:24.130
  • AND JOBS AND FAMILIES
  • 00:10:24.130 --> 00:10:25.260
  • AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
  • 00:10:26.170 --> 00:10:29.170
  • THE FOCUS OF THE ACADEMY
  • 00:10:29.170 --> 00:10:30.150
  • IS VERY PRACTICAL.
  • 00:10:30.150 --> 00:10:32.080
  • IT COMES DOWN TO HAVING
  • 00:10:32.080 --> 00:10:32.290
  • ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME,
  • 00:10:32.290 --> 00:10:34.270
  • LEARNING TO ASK GOOD QUESTIONS,
  • 00:10:34.270 --> 00:10:36.120
  • LEARNING TO REALLY LISTEN
  • 00:10:36.120 --> 00:10:38.000
  • TO THE PEOPLE AROUND US
  • 00:10:38.000 --> 00:10:38.270
  • AS WE HAVE CONVERSATIONS
  • 00:10:38.270 --> 00:10:39.240
  • IN OUR OWN LIFE.
  • 00:10:39.240 --> 00:10:42.140
  • IT BRINGS TOGETHER PEOPLE
  • 00:10:42.140 --> 00:10:43.070
  • FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
  • 00:10:43.070 --> 00:10:44.100
  • STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
  • 00:10:44.100 --> 00:10:45.220
  • TO LEARN FROM FELLOW CHRISTIANS
  • 00:10:45.220 --> 00:10:47.160
  • FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
  • 00:10:47.160 --> 00:10:48.180
  • AND DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS
  • 00:10:48.180 --> 00:10:49.250
  • AND DIFFERENT CULTURES,
  • 00:10:49.250 --> 00:10:51.090
  • AS THEY ALL COME TOGETHER AROUND
  • 00:10:51.090 --> 00:10:52.110
  • THE CONTENT AND A LEARNING
  • 00:10:52.110 --> 00:10:53.110
  • COMMUNITY THAT REALLY ENCOURAGES
  • 00:10:53.110 --> 00:10:54.220
  • GOOD CONVERSATION.
  • 00:10:54.220 --> 00:10:56.210
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • 00:10:56.210 --> 00:10:57.180
  • AND TO REGISTER
  • 00:10:57.180 --> 00:10:58.120
  • FOR THE NEXT COURSE,
  • 00:10:58.120 --> 00:10:59.040
  • - SO YOU'VE GOT THE TOTAL
  • 00:11:03.050 --> 00:11:04.030
  • TRANSCENDENT OBJECTIVE WAY
  • 00:11:04.030 --> 00:11:05.250
  • OF LOOKING AT IT.
  • 00:11:05.250 --> 00:11:06.280
  • THE SECOND ONE IS TOTAL
  • 00:11:06.280 --> 00:11:08.110
  • DETERMINISM.
  • 00:11:08.110 --> 00:11:09.220
  • TOTAL DETERMINISM
  • 00:11:09.220 --> 00:11:10.260
  • RUNS SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
  • 00:11:10.260 --> 00:11:12.190
  • IT IS THE IDEA THAT WE ARE
  • 00:11:12.190 --> 00:11:15.020
  • SO LOCKED INTO OUR DNA,
  • 00:11:15.100 --> 00:11:18.100
  • SO LOCKED INTO OUR BIOCHEMICAL
  • 00:11:18.100 --> 00:11:20.110
  • MAKEUP, THAT WHATEVER WE DO,
  • 00:11:20.150 --> 00:11:23.150
  • WHATEVER WE THINK,
  • 00:11:23.150 --> 00:11:24.170
  • WHATEVER WE REASON
  • 00:11:24.170 --> 00:11:26.150
  • IS THAT LOCKED IN PREPROGRAMMED
  • 00:11:26.150 --> 00:11:28.290
  • PREDETERMINED REACTION
  • 00:11:29.050 --> 00:11:32.050
  • TO THE HARD WIRING
  • 00:11:32.050 --> 00:11:33.200
  • AND THE SOFT WIRING
  • 00:11:33.200 --> 00:11:34.110
  • THAT WE HAVE.
  • 00:11:34.110 --> 00:11:35.190
  • LIKE A COMPUTER.
  • 00:11:35.190 --> 00:11:37.010
  • IF YOU PRESS THIS BUTTON,
  • 00:11:37.010 --> 00:11:38.150
  • THAT WILL EMERGE.
  • 00:11:38.150 --> 00:11:39.190
  • IF YOU PRESS A COMBINATION
  • 00:11:39.190 --> 00:11:40.280
  • OF THESE BUTTONS,
  • 00:11:40.280 --> 00:11:42.020
  • THAT'S THE WAY IT WILL BE.
  • 00:11:42.020 --> 00:11:44.000
  • I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS
  • 00:11:44.000 --> 00:11:45.060
  • LISTENING TO STEPHEN HAWKING
  • 00:11:45.060 --> 00:11:46.150
  • SPEAK.
  • 00:11:46.150 --> 00:11:47.170
  • AND STEPHEN HAWKING WAS GOING
  • 00:11:47.170 --> 00:11:48.260
  • TO GIVE A TALK ON HIS HUMANITY
  • 00:11:48.260 --> 00:11:51.000
  • DETERMINED OR FREE.
  • 00:11:51.000 --> 00:11:52.210
  • THE AUDITORIUM WAS JAMMED.
  • 00:11:52.210 --> 00:11:55.020
  • AS YOU KNOW,
  • 00:11:55.020 --> 00:11:55.210
  • HAWKING HAS SUFFERED
  • 00:11:55.210 --> 00:11:56.240
  • FROM LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE,
  • 00:11:56.240 --> 00:11:58.190
  • IS NOT ABLE TO SPEAK,
  • 00:11:58.190 --> 00:12:00.110
  • AND THEREFORE A CAL TECH
  • 00:12:00.110 --> 00:12:01.210
  • SCIENTIST HAS MADE FOR HIM
  • 00:12:01.210 --> 00:12:03.210
  • A FANTASTIC COMPUTER
  • 00:12:03.210 --> 00:12:05.200
  • THAT TAKES THE LETTERS
  • 00:12:05.200 --> 00:12:07.180
  • THAT HE PUTS IN,
  • 00:12:07.180 --> 00:12:08.120
  • FORMS THE WORDS,
  • 00:12:08.120 --> 00:12:09.080
  • COLLATES THEM INTO SENTENCES,
  • 00:12:09.080 --> 00:12:11.070
  • AND THEN SYNTHETICALLY
  • 00:12:11.070 --> 00:12:12.150
  • PRODUCES A VOICE,
  • 00:12:12.150 --> 00:12:13.260
  • AROUND THE BASE OF WHICH
  • 00:12:13.260 --> 00:12:14.290
  • HE SPEAKS.
  • 00:12:14.290 --> 00:12:15.240
  • SO HE PREPARES THIS TALK
  • 00:12:15.240 --> 00:12:17.010
  • LONG BEFORE.
  • 00:12:17.010 --> 00:12:17.270
  • THERE ARE TWO WAYS IN WHICH
  • 00:12:17.270 --> 00:12:18.290
  • HE CONTROLS IT.
  • 00:12:18.290 --> 00:12:20.020
  • EITHER BY A ONE CENTIMETER MOVE
  • 00:12:20.020 --> 00:12:22.130
  • OF HIS INDEX FINGER,
  • 00:12:22.130 --> 00:12:23.260
  • WHICH CONTROLS AN INFRARED RAY,
  • 00:12:23.260 --> 00:12:25.180
  • OR IF THAT STOPS WORKING,
  • 00:12:25.180 --> 00:12:27.110
  • BY THE BATTING OF AN EYELID,
  • 00:12:27.110 --> 00:12:29.000
  • THIS BRILLIANT SCIENTIST
  • 00:12:29.000 --> 00:12:30.120
  • IS ABLE TO SOMEHOW COMMUNICATE
  • 00:12:30.120 --> 00:12:32.150
  • AND SPEAK TO THE AUDIENCES.
  • 00:12:32.150 --> 00:12:34.030
  • HIS WHOLE TALK WAS ON THIS,
  • 00:12:34.030 --> 00:12:35.210
  • IS HUMANITY DETERMINED OR FREE.
  • 00:12:35.210 --> 00:12:37.260
  • HE SAID THERE WAS NO ESCAPE
  • 00:12:37.260 --> 00:12:39.110
  • FROM THE FACT THAT DETERMINISM
  • 00:12:39.110 --> 00:12:41.130
  • WAS THE INEXORABLE FLOW
  • 00:12:41.130 --> 00:12:43.230
  • OF NATURALISTIC ASSUMPTIONS.
  • 00:12:43.230 --> 00:12:45.220
  • THERE'S NO WAY TO BREAK AWAY
  • 00:12:45.220 --> 00:12:47.210
  • FROM THIS HARDWIRING.
  • 00:12:47.210 --> 00:12:49.200
  • BUT LISTEN NOW
  • 00:12:49.200 --> 00:12:50.130
  • TO HOW BERLINSKI RESPONDS
  • 00:12:50.130 --> 00:12:52.060
  • TO ONE OF THE SCIENTISTS
  • 00:12:52.060 --> 00:12:53.180
  • WHO DID THIS STUDY.
  • 00:12:53.180 --> 00:12:55.240
  • "AFTER COMPARING MORE THEN,"
  • 00:12:55.240 --> 00:12:57.120
  • LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY
  • 00:12:57.120 --> 00:12:58.180
  • TO THIS QUOTE PLEASE,
  • 00:12:58.180 --> 00:12:59.290
  • "AFTER COMPARING MORE THAN 2.000
  • 00:12:59.290 --> 00:13:02.110
  • DNA SAMPLES, AN AMERICAN
  • 00:13:02.110 --> 00:13:04.280
  • MOLECULAR GENETICIST,
  • 00:13:04.280 --> 00:13:06.170
  • DEAN HAMER,
  • 00:13:06.170 --> 00:13:07.240
  • CONCLUDED THAT A PERSON'S
  • 00:13:07.240 --> 00:13:09.290
  • CAPACITY TO BELIEVE IN GOD,
  • 00:13:10.010 --> 00:13:13.010
  • IS LINKED TO HIS BRAIN
  • 00:13:13.010 --> 00:13:14.190
  • CHEMICALS."
  • 00:13:14.190 --> 00:13:17.000
  • AND HE GOES ONTO SAY,
  • 00:13:17.000 --> 00:13:17.270
  • "WE TAKE THE SIDE OF SCIENCE
  • 00:13:17.270 --> 00:13:20.030
  • IN SPITE OF THE PATENT
  • 00:13:20.030 --> 00:13:21.090
  • ABSURDITY," BUT LISTEN NOW,
  • 00:13:21.090 --> 00:13:23.130
  • "IT IS BECAUSE HE IS HARDWIRED
  • 00:13:23.130 --> 00:13:25.170
  • BY HIS BRAIN CHEMICALS,
  • 00:13:25.170 --> 00:13:27.030
  • PERHAPS IT WILL NOT BE AMISS,"
  • 00:13:27.030 --> 00:13:29.030
  • SAYS BERLINSKI,
  • 00:13:29.030 --> 00:13:30.100
  • "THAT DR. HAMER HAS MADE
  • 00:13:30.100 --> 00:13:31.220
  • THE SAME CLAIM
  • 00:13:31.220 --> 00:13:32.290
  • ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY.
  • 00:13:32.290 --> 00:13:35.040
  • AND IF HE IS REFRAINED
  • 00:13:35.040 --> 00:13:36.070
  • FROM ARGUING THAT A PERSON'S
  • 00:13:36.070 --> 00:13:37.130
  • CAPACITY TO BELIEVE
  • 00:13:37.130 --> 00:13:38.250
  • IN MOLECULAR GENETICS
  • 00:13:38.250 --> 00:13:40.280
  • IS LINKED TO A BRAIN CHEMICAL,
  • 00:13:40.280 --> 00:13:42.230
  • IT IS NO DOUBT,
  • 00:13:42.230 --> 00:13:43.270
  • OWING TO THE PRUDENT SINCE,
  • 00:13:43.270 --> 00:13:45.160
  • THAT ONCE THAT DOOR IS OPEN,
  • 00:13:45.160 --> 00:13:47.170
  • GOD ALONE KNOWS HOW
  • 00:13:47.170 --> 00:13:48.250
  • AND WHEN ANY ONE WILL BE ABLE
  • 00:13:48.250 --> 00:13:50.240
  • TO SLAM IT SHUT AGAIN."
  • 00:13:50.240 --> 00:13:52.280
  • SEE WHAT HE'S SAYING?
  • 00:13:52.280 --> 00:13:54.120
  • THAT A PERSON'S BELIEF IN GOD
  • 00:13:54.120 --> 00:13:56.230
  • IS SORT OF ULTIMATELY PRODUCED
  • 00:13:56.250 --> 00:13:59.250
  • BY SOME KIND OF CHEMICALS
  • 00:13:59.250 --> 00:14:01.140
  • IN THE BRAIN.
  • 00:14:01.140 --> 00:14:02.240
  • HE'S WIRED AND THE CHEMISTRY
  • 00:14:02.240 --> 00:14:04.240
  • PRODUCES THAT.
  • 00:14:04.240 --> 00:14:06.040
  • HE WENT ON TO SAY THAT,
  • 00:14:06.040 --> 00:14:07.060
  • THAT'S HOW HOMOSEXUALITY
  • 00:14:07.060 --> 00:14:09.030
  • IS ULTIMATELY PRODUCED.
  • 00:14:09.030 --> 00:14:10.240
  • AND BERLINSKI RIGHTLY RAISES
  • 00:14:10.240 --> 00:14:13.020
  • THE QUESTION, IF ALL OF OUR
  • 00:14:13.020 --> 00:14:14.260
  • BEHAVIOR AND ALL OF OUR THINKING
  • 00:14:14.260 --> 00:14:17.150
  • IS SO CHEMICALLY ENGENDERED,
  • 00:14:17.150 --> 00:14:19.280
  • WHAT ABOUT THE BELIEF ITSELF
  • 00:14:19.280 --> 00:14:22.030
  • THAT IT IS ALL
  • 00:14:22.030 --> 00:14:22.200
  • CHEMICALLY ENGENDERED,
  • 00:14:22.200 --> 00:14:24.090
  • IS NOT PRODUCED
  • 00:14:24.090 --> 00:14:24.240
  • BY SOME CHEMISTRY.
  • 00:14:25.100 --> 00:14:28.100
  • AND SO AS WE MOVE
  • 00:14:28.100 --> 00:14:29.150
  • FROM TOTAL OBJECTIVITY,
  • 00:14:29.150 --> 00:14:31.040
  • TO TOTAL DETERMINISM,
  • 00:14:31.040 --> 00:14:33.000
  • WE COME TO THE THIRD OPTION,
  • 00:14:33.000 --> 00:14:34.290
  • WHICH IS SEMI TRANSCENDENCE.
  • 00:14:34.290 --> 00:14:37.110
  • THIS IS THE WAY I SEE IT.
  • 00:14:37.110 --> 00:14:40.040
  • HUMANITY IS ABLE TO MOVE
  • 00:14:40.040 --> 00:14:42.240
  • OUTSIDE OF ITSELF
  • 00:14:42.240 --> 00:14:44.290
  • TO A LEGITIMATE DEGREE,
  • 00:14:44.290 --> 00:14:47.130
  • AND WHAT IT ENDS UP
  • 00:14:47.130 --> 00:14:48.080
  • DOING REALLY, IN THE ABILITY
  • 00:14:48.080 --> 00:14:50.200
  • TO MOVE OUT OF ITSELF
  • 00:14:50.200 --> 00:14:51.290
  • TO A LEGITIMATE DEGREE,
  • 00:14:51.290 --> 00:14:53.270
  • IS ABLE TO THEN MEASURE
  • 00:14:53.270 --> 00:14:55.210
  • ITS PRONOUNCEMENTS
  • 00:14:55.210 --> 00:14:57.040
  • BY EXTERNAL TESTING,
  • 00:14:57.040 --> 00:14:58.270
  • BY EXTERNAL VERIFICATION,
  • 00:14:58.270 --> 00:15:01.010
  • FOR CORRESPONDENCE
  • 00:15:01.010 --> 00:15:02.180
  • AND COHERENCE.
  • 00:15:02.180 --> 00:15:03.210
  • WHEN YOU MAKE A STATEMENT,
  • 00:15:03.210 --> 00:15:05.110
  • YOU CAN CHECK IT OUT
  • 00:15:05.110 --> 00:15:06.080
  • CORRESPONDINGLY TO BE TRUE.
  • 00:15:06.080 --> 00:15:08.090
  • WHEN YOU BUILD A SYSTEM,
  • 00:15:08.090 --> 00:15:09.260
  • YOU CAN LOOK AT IT
  • 00:15:09.260 --> 00:15:11.270
  • AS A SYSTEMICALLY COHERENT
  • 00:15:11.270 --> 00:15:14.010
  • WORLD VIEW.
  • 00:15:14.010 --> 00:15:15.050
  • THIS IS THE WAY IT IS
  • 00:15:15.050 --> 00:15:16.090
  • IN OUR COURTS OF LAW.
  • 00:15:16.090 --> 00:15:17.250
  • THIS IS OUGHT TO BE THE WAY
  • 00:15:17.250 --> 00:15:19.050
  • IT IS IN A SCIENTIFIC LAB
  • 00:15:19.050 --> 00:15:20.130
  • ITSELF.
  • 00:15:20.130 --> 00:15:21.150
  • WHEN YOU MAKE A STATEMENT,
  • 00:15:21.150 --> 00:15:22.270
  • IT'S MEASURED AGAINST
  • 00:15:22.270 --> 00:15:23.180
  • THE REFERENT.
  • 00:15:23.180 --> 00:15:24.250
  • WHEN YOU PUT TOGETHER A SYSTEM,
  • 00:15:24.250 --> 00:15:26.240
  • IT OUGHT TO BE COHERENT
  • 00:15:26.240 --> 00:15:28.170
  • AND BROUGHT TOGETHER.
  • 00:15:28.170 --> 00:15:29.290
  • TOTAL TRANSCENDENCE
  • 00:15:29.290 --> 00:15:31.140
  • IS LOGICALLY, BIOLOGICALLY,
  • 00:15:31.140 --> 00:15:34.030
  • AND IDEOLOGY IMPOSSIBLE.
  • 00:15:34.030 --> 00:15:36.230
  • TOTAL DETERMINISM,
  • 00:15:36.230 --> 00:15:38.030
  • IS SELF-DEFEATING.
  • 00:15:38.030 --> 00:15:39.240
  • THE SEMI TRANSCENDENT WAY,
  • 00:15:39.240 --> 00:15:41.150
  • IS THE ONLY WAY WE ARE ABLE
  • 00:15:41.150 --> 00:15:43.190
  • TO HALF RISE,
  • 00:15:43.190 --> 00:15:44.140
  • OUTSIDE OF YOURSELF,
  • 00:15:44.140 --> 00:15:46.080
  • MAKE MEANINGFUL STATEMENTS
  • 00:15:46.080 --> 00:15:47.170
  • ABOUT REALITY,
  • 00:15:47.170 --> 00:15:49.090
  • AND MEASURE THEM UP
  • 00:15:49.090 --> 00:15:50.250
  • AGAINST THE TRUTH
  • 00:15:50.250 --> 00:15:51.220
  • AS THEY REALLY CORRESPONDS.
  • 00:15:51.220 --> 00:15:53.150
  • I WILL CHECK THIS OUT AGAINST
  • 00:15:53.150 --> 00:15:55.000
  • WHAT JESUS TAUGHT
  • 00:15:55.000 --> 00:15:56.130
  • AND SAID AS WE PROGRESS ALONG.
  • 00:15:56.130 --> 00:15:59.020
  • BUT WHAT WE ARE TOLD
  • 00:15:59.020 --> 00:15:59.230
  • BY THE SCIENTIST
  • 00:15:59.230 --> 00:16:01.120
  • IS ULTIMATELY THIS,
  • 00:16:01.120 --> 00:16:03.100
  • THAT WE CANNOT GET OUT
  • 00:16:03.100 --> 00:16:04.130
  • FROM DETERMINISM,
  • 00:16:04.130 --> 00:16:05.280
  • BUT THEY MAKE POSITIONS
  • 00:16:05.280 --> 00:16:07.090
  • OF ABSOLUTE STATEMENT ALL ALONG
  • 00:16:07.100 --> 00:16:10.100
  • VITIATING THAT PRINCIPLE
  • 00:16:10.100 --> 00:16:12.290
  • AS IT BEGINS
  • 00:16:12.290 --> 00:16:14.090
  • THAT THEY THEMSELVES
  • 00:16:14.090 --> 00:16:15.120
  • ARE DETERMINED TO SAY THAT.
  • 00:16:15.120 --> 00:16:17.180
  • SO I'VE PINNED THIS STATEMENT
  • 00:16:17.180 --> 00:16:18.180
  • DOWN.
  • 00:16:18.180 --> 00:16:19.170
  • WHAT THE NATURALISTS DOES
  • 00:16:19.170 --> 00:16:21.070
  • IS TO CLAIM TOTAL TRANSCENDENCE
  • 00:16:21.070 --> 00:16:23.290
  • AN IMPOSSIBILITY
  • 00:16:23.290 --> 00:16:25.240
  • WHILE BIOLOGICALLY DRIVEN
  • 00:16:25.240 --> 00:16:27.090
  • TO DETERMINISM,
  • 00:16:27.090 --> 00:16:28.200
  • MAKING A LOGICALLY FATAL MOVE,
  • 00:16:28.200 --> 00:16:30.290
  • BY ATTACKING THE ONLY MEANINGFUL
  • 00:16:30.290 --> 00:16:33.010
  • OPTION OF SEMI TRANSCENDENCE
  • 00:16:33.010 --> 00:16:35.100
  • AND CRUCIFYING IT
  • 00:16:35.100 --> 00:16:36.230
  • WITH A PHYSIOLOGICAL
  • 00:16:36.230 --> 00:16:37.200
  • DESCRIPTION OF DELUSION.
  • 00:16:38.080 --> 00:16:41.080
  • THEY LOOK AT YOU AND ME,
  • 00:16:41.080 --> 00:16:42.260
  • AND TELL US,
  • 00:16:42.260 --> 00:16:44.110
  • THAT WE ARE ULTIMATELY DELUDED.
  • 00:16:44.110 --> 00:16:47.010
  • SO I WANT TO MOVE
  • 00:16:47.010 --> 00:16:48.000
  • TO THIS CHAMPIONING
  • 00:16:48.000 --> 00:16:48.270
  • OF THEIR DELUSION CAUSE
  • 00:16:48.270 --> 00:16:50.190
  • AND RESPOND WITH THE ANSWERS
  • 00:16:50.190 --> 00:16:52.240
  • OF CHRIST.
  • 00:16:52.240 --> 00:16:54.130
  • THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THIS,
  • 00:16:54.130 --> 00:16:56.070
  • THAT AS WE MOVE
  • 00:16:56.070 --> 00:16:57.070
  • AND UNDERSTAND IT,
  • 00:16:57.070 --> 00:16:58.200
  • THE TERM HAS TAKEN ON
  • 00:16:58.200 --> 00:16:59.230
  • SUCH COINAGE.
  • 00:16:59.230 --> 00:17:01.070
  • RICHARD DAWKINS WROTE
  • 00:17:01.070 --> 00:17:02.030
  • THE GOD DELUSION.
  • 00:17:02.030 --> 00:17:03.170
  • OUR FRIEND ALISTER MCGRATH
  • 00:17:03.170 --> 00:17:04.290
  • FROM OXFORD RESPONDED
  • 00:17:04.290 --> 00:17:06.020
  • WITH THE DAWKINS DELUSION.
  • 00:17:06.020 --> 00:17:07.220
  • DAVID AIKMAN WROTE
  • 00:17:07.220 --> 00:17:08.210
  • THE DELUSION OF DISBELIEF,
  • 00:17:08.210 --> 00:17:10.150
  • AND DAVID BERLINSKI,
  • 00:17:10.150 --> 00:17:11.240
  • THE DEVIL'S DELUSION.
  • 00:17:11.240 --> 00:17:12.280
  • SO THE WORD DELUSION IS FLOATING
  • 00:17:12.280 --> 00:17:14.160
  • AROUND ALL OVER THE PLACE NOW,
  • 00:17:14.160 --> 00:17:16.100
  • EACH ONE TELLING THE OTHER
  • 00:17:16.100 --> 00:17:17.230
  • THAT HE OR SHE
  • 00:17:17.230 --> 00:17:19.100
  • IS COMPLETELY DELUDED.
  • 00:17:21.030 --> 00:17:24.030
  • I HAVE A PRESENT
  • 00:17:24.030 --> 00:17:25.050
  • IN THE AUDIENCE,
  • 00:17:25.050 --> 00:17:25.260
  • A PSYCHOLOGIST WHO HELPED ME
  • 00:17:25.260 --> 00:17:27.050
  • GET THIS FROM A BOOK,
  • 00:17:27.050 --> 00:17:28.260
  • THE ESSENTIALS OF CLINICAL
  • 00:17:28.260 --> 00:17:30.100
  • PRACTICE.
  • 00:17:30.100 --> 00:17:31.240
  • HERE'S THE DEFINITION
  • 00:17:31.240 --> 00:17:32.090
  • THEY GIVE OF DELUSION,
  • 00:17:32.090 --> 00:17:33.030
  • AND I WANT TO SHOW TO YOU
  • 00:17:33.030 --> 00:17:34.030
  • AT THE END OF IT,
  • 00:17:34.030 --> 00:17:34.290
  • WHO IS MORE DELUDED
  • 00:17:34.290 --> 00:17:36.110
  • IN THEIR THINKING.
  • 00:17:36.110 --> 00:17:38.160
  • DELUSIONS ARE THE MOST
  • 00:17:38.160 --> 00:17:39.170
  • EXTREME DEVIATION
  • 00:17:39.170 --> 00:17:40.210
  • AND THOUGHT CONTENT.
  • 00:17:40.210 --> 00:17:42.060
  • THEY ARE DEFINED AS FIXED
  • 00:17:42.060 --> 00:17:43.090
  • FALSE BELIEFS
  • 00:17:43.090 --> 00:17:44.070
  • THAT ARE MAINTAINED
  • 00:17:44.070 --> 00:17:45.120
  • DESPITE OBJECTIVE EVIDENCE
  • 00:17:45.120 --> 00:17:47.030
  • AND LOGICAL ARGUMENT
  • 00:17:47.030 --> 00:17:48.050
  • TO THE CONTRARY.
  • 00:17:48.050 --> 00:17:49.110
  • FURTHERMORE, THE BELIEF IS NOT
  • 00:17:49.110 --> 00:17:50.260
  • ONE ORDINARILY SHARED
  • 00:17:50.260 --> 00:17:52.140
  • BY OTHERS WHO HAVE SIMILAR
  • 00:17:52.140 --> 00:17:54.030
  • EDUCATIONAL OR SOCIOCULTURAL
  • 00:17:54.030 --> 00:17:56.090
  • BACKGROUNDS.
  • 00:17:56.090 --> 00:17:57.140
  • WE REPEAT SOME WORDS HERE,
  • 00:17:57.140 --> 00:17:59.040
  • THEY ARE THE MOST EXTREME
  • 00:17:59.040 --> 00:18:01.010
  • DEVIATION IN THOUGHT.
  • 00:18:01.010 --> 00:18:02.170
  • THEY ARE DEFINED AS FIXED
  • 00:18:02.170 --> 00:18:03.210
  • FALSE BELIEFS
  • 00:18:03.210 --> 00:18:04.150
  • THAT ARE MAINTAINED DESPITE
  • 00:18:04.150 --> 00:18:05.200
  • OBJECTIVE EVIDENCE AND LOGICAL
  • 00:18:05.200 --> 00:18:07.100
  • ARGUMENT TO THE CONTRARY.
  • 00:18:07.100 --> 00:18:08.190
  • FURTHERMORE, THE BELIEF IS NOT
  • 00:18:08.190 --> 00:18:10.070
  • ONE ORDINARILY SHARED BY
  • 00:18:10.070 --> 00:18:12.020
  • OTHERS WHO HAVE SIMILAR
  • 00:18:12.020 --> 00:18:13.190
  • EDUCATIONAL OR SOCIOCULTURAL
  • 00:18:13.190 --> 00:18:15.260
  • BACKGROUNDS.
  • 00:18:15.260 --> 00:18:17.160
  • NOW, THEY TELL US
  • 00:18:17.160 --> 00:18:19.020
  • THAT OUR BELIEF IN GOD
  • 00:18:19.020 --> 00:18:20.230
  • IS DELUSIONARY, THAT OUR FAITH
  • 00:18:20.230 --> 00:18:23.000
  • IN GOD IS THAT ONE
  • 00:18:23.000 --> 00:18:24.090
  • OF A DELUSION.
  • 00:18:24.090 --> 00:18:25.150
  • SO LET ME START OFF
  • 00:18:25.150 --> 00:18:26.260
  • WITH POSITIONING
  • 00:18:26.260 --> 00:18:27.160
  • TWO POSSIBILITIES AND THEN MOVE
  • 00:18:27.160 --> 00:18:29.200
  • TO THE ARGUMENT FOR EXISTENCE
  • 00:18:29.200 --> 00:18:31.000
  • FROM GOD AND ULTIMATELY
  • 00:18:31.000 --> 00:18:32.120
  • SHOW WHY IT IS THE CHRIST
  • 00:18:32.120 --> 00:18:33.290
  • WHO REVEALS TO US
  • 00:18:33.290 --> 00:18:34.280
  • THAT WHICH IS TRUE
  • 00:18:34.280 --> 00:18:36.050
  • WHICH IS WHAT THE ATHEISTS
  • 00:18:36.050 --> 00:18:37.120
  • ARE REALLY RESISTING.
  • 00:18:37.120 --> 00:18:39.060
  • MANY, MANY YEARS AGO,
  • 00:18:39.060 --> 00:18:40.120
  • WHEN I WAS AT UNIVERSITY,
  • 00:18:40.120 --> 00:18:41.130
  • AND DOING MY STUDIES
  • 00:18:41.130 --> 00:18:42.180
  • AT GRADUATE WORK,
  • 00:18:42.180 --> 00:18:43.280
  • THE BIGGEST NAMED ATHEIST
  • 00:18:43.280 --> 00:18:45.000
  • THEN WAS ANTHONY FLEW.
  • 00:18:45.000 --> 00:18:46.250
  • AT THAT TIME, WE HAD TO READ
  • 00:18:46.250 --> 00:18:47.270
  • EVERYTHING ANTHONY FLEW
  • 00:18:47.270 --> 00:18:48.260
  • HAD WRITTEN.
  • 00:18:48.260 --> 00:18:49.220
  • NOW OF LATE OF COURSE
  • 00:18:49.220 --> 00:18:50.260
  • ANTHONY FLEW HAD DISAVOWED
  • 00:18:50.260 --> 00:18:52.130
  • HIS ATHEISM AND BECOME A
  • 00:18:52.130 --> 00:18:54.060
  • MODIFIED THEIST.
  • 00:18:54.060 --> 00:18:55.140
  • HE CALLS HIMSELF A DEIST.
  • 00:18:55.140 --> 00:18:56.270
  • THE IRONY OF THIS IS,
  • 00:18:56.270 --> 00:18:58.060
  • HAD HE CHANGED HIS MIND
  • 00:18:58.060 --> 00:18:59.110
  • 30 YEARS AGO,
  • 00:18:59.110 --> 00:19:00.210
  • IT WOULD HAVE SAVED ME
  • 00:19:00.210 --> 00:19:01.210
  • AN AWFUL LOT OF READING
  • 00:19:01.210 --> 00:19:03.030
  • AND AN AWFUL LOT OF STUDIES.
  • 00:19:03.040 --> 00:19:06.040
  • NOW, HE IS WRITING
  • 00:19:06.040 --> 00:19:07.020
  • AGAINST DAWKINS.
  • 00:19:07.020 --> 00:19:09.180
  • HE'S TELLING US THAT DAWKINS
  • 00:19:09.180 --> 00:19:10.240
  • HAS NOT DONE HIS HOMEWORK
  • 00:19:10.240 --> 00:19:12.150
  • PHILOSOPHICALLY.
  • 00:19:12.150 --> 00:19:14.010
  • BUT ANTHONY FLEW,
  • 00:19:14.010 --> 00:19:15.160
  • 40 YEARS AGO WROTE THIS,
  • 00:19:15.200 --> 00:19:18.200
  • HE WOULD BE EMBARRASSED
  • 00:19:18.200 --> 00:19:19.260
  • BY IT NOW, BUT THIS IS WHAT
  • 00:19:19.260 --> 00:19:21.140
  • HE SAID, "ONCE UPON A TIME,
  • 00:19:21.140 --> 00:19:24.010
  • TWO EXPLORERS CAME UPON
  • 00:19:24.010 --> 00:19:25.240
  • A CLEARING IN THE JUNGLE.
  • 00:19:25.240 --> 00:19:27.140
  • IN THE CLEARING WERE GROWING
  • 00:19:27.140 --> 00:19:28.270
  • MANY FLOWERS AND MANY WEEDS.
  • 00:19:28.270 --> 00:19:30.270
  • ONE EXPLORER SAID,
  • 00:19:30.270 --> 00:19:32.060
  • 'SOME GARDENER MUST TEND
  • 00:19:32.060 --> 00:19:33.230
  • THIS PLOT.'
  • 00:19:33.230 --> 00:19:34.290
  • SO THEY PITCHED THEIR TENTS
  • 00:19:34.290 --> 00:19:36.120
  • AND SET A WATCH.
  • 00:19:36.120 --> 00:19:37.140
  • NO GARDENER IS EVER SEEN.
  • 00:19:37.140 --> 00:19:39.220
  • AH, BUT PERHAPS A SOMEBODY,
  • 00:19:39.220 --> 00:19:41.220
  • THERE IS AN INVISIBLE GARDENER,
  • 00:19:41.220 --> 00:19:43.230
  • SO THEY SET UP A BARBED WIRE
  • 00:19:43.230 --> 00:19:45.040
  • FENCE.
  • 00:19:45.040 --> 00:19:46.040
  • THEY ELECTRIFIED IT,
  • 00:19:46.040 --> 00:19:47.080
  • THEY PATROL IT
  • 00:19:47.080 --> 00:19:48.000
  • WITH BLOOD HOUNDS,
  • 00:19:48.000 --> 00:19:49.070
  • FOR THEY REMEMBER ABOUT
  • 00:19:49.070 --> 00:19:50.170
  • H.G. WELLS AND THE INVISIBLE
  • 00:19:50.170 --> 00:19:52.060
  • MAN.
  • 00:19:52.060 --> 00:19:53.090
  • BUT NO SHRIEKS EVER SUGGEST
  • 00:19:53.090 --> 00:19:55.070
  • THAT SOME INTRUDER
  • 00:19:55.070 --> 00:19:56.030
  • HAS RECEIVED A SHOCK.
  • 00:19:56.030 --> 00:19:57.210
  • NO MOVEMENTS OF THE WIRE
  • 00:19:57.210 --> 00:19:59.010
  • EVER BETRAY AN INVISIBLE
  • 00:19:59.010 --> 00:20:00.040
  • CLIMBER.
  • 00:20:00.040 --> 00:20:01.070
  • THE BLOODHOUNDS NEVER GIVE CRY.
  • 00:20:01.070 --> 00:20:03.070
  • YET STILL THE BELIEVER
  • 00:20:03.070 --> 00:20:04.090
  • IS NOT CONVINCED.
  • 00:20:04.090 --> 00:20:05.140
  • BUT THERE IS A GARDENER,
  • 00:20:05.140 --> 00:20:06.180
  • I'M TELLING YOU
  • 00:20:06.180 --> 00:20:07.050
  • THERE IS A GARNER.
  • 00:20:07.050 --> 00:20:08.120
  • HE'S INVISIBLE, INTANGIBLE,
  • 00:20:08.120 --> 00:20:10.070
  • INSENSIBLE TO ELECTRIC SHOCKS.
  • 00:20:10.070 --> 00:20:12.200
  • A GARDENER WHO HAS NO SENT
  • 00:20:12.200 --> 00:20:14.000
  • AND MAKES NO SOUND,
  • 00:20:14.000 --> 00:20:15.040
  • BUT THERE IS A GARDENER.
  • 00:20:15.040 --> 00:20:16.160
  • THIS GARDENER COMES SECRETLY
  • 00:20:16.160 --> 00:20:18.060
  • TO LOOK AFTER THE GARDEN
  • 00:20:18.060 --> 00:20:19.080
  • WHICH HE LOVES.' AT LAST
  • 00:20:19.080 --> 00:20:20.200
  • A SCEPTIC DESPAIRED,
  • 00:20:20.200 --> 00:20:22.020
  • 'AH, BUT WHAT REMAINS OF YOUR
  • 00:20:22.020 --> 00:20:24.020
  • ORIGINAL ASSERTION?
  • 00:20:24.020 --> 00:20:25.100
  • HOW JUST DOES THIS
  • 00:20:25.100 --> 00:20:26.180
  • WHAT YOU CALL AN INVISIBLE,
  • 00:20:26.180 --> 00:20:28.200
  • INTANGIBLE, ETERNALLY ELUSIVE
  • 00:20:28.200 --> 00:20:30.280
  • GARDENER DIFFER FROM
  • 00:20:30.280 --> 00:20:32.090
  • AN IMAGINARY GARDENER, OR EVEN
  • 00:20:32.090 --> 00:20:34.140
  • FROM NO GARDENER AT ALL?'"
  • 00:20:34.140 --> 00:20:37.080
  • SEE WHAT HE'S SAYING?
  • 00:20:37.080 --> 00:20:38.190
  • THERE'S THE QUESTION.
  • 00:20:38.190 --> 00:20:39.270
  • HOW DOES WHAT YOU CALL
  • 00:20:39.270 --> 00:20:41.060
  • AN INVISIBLE, INTANGIBLE,
  • 00:20:41.060 --> 00:20:43.090
  • ETERNALLY ELUSIVE GARDENER
  • 00:20:43.090 --> 00:20:45.110
  • DIFFER FROM AN IMAGINARY
  • 00:20:45.110 --> 00:20:46.250
  • GARDENER OR EVEN FROM
  • 00:20:46.250 --> 00:20:48.160
  • NO GARDENER AT ALL?
  • 00:20:48.160 --> 00:20:50.050
  • THAT WAS THE QUESTION
  • 00:20:50.050 --> 00:20:51.080
  • FLEW POSED FOUR DECADES AGO.
  • 00:20:51.080 --> 00:20:54.040
  • JOHN FRAME, THE PHILOSOPHER,
  • 00:20:54.040 --> 00:20:55.260
  • RESPONDED WITH THIS PARABLE.
  • 00:20:55.260 --> 00:20:58.180
  • ONCE UPON A TIME TWO EXPLORERS
  • 00:20:58.180 --> 00:21:00.090
  • CAME UPON A CLEARING
  • 00:21:00.090 --> 00:21:01.130
  • IN THE JUNGLE.
  • 00:21:01.130 --> 00:21:02.240
  • A MAN WAS THERE PULLING WEEDS,
  • 00:21:02.240 --> 00:21:04.080
  • APPLYING FERTILIZER,
  • 00:21:04.080 --> 00:21:05.140
  • TRIMMING BRANCHES.
  • 00:21:05.140 --> 00:21:07.010
  • THE MAN TURNED TO THE EXPLORER
  • 00:21:07.010 --> 00:21:08.200
  • AND INTRODUCED HIMSELF
  • 00:21:08.200 --> 00:21:09.230
  • AS THE ROYAL GARDENER.
  • 00:21:09.230 --> 00:21:11.110
  • ONE EXPLORER SHOOK HIS HAND
  • 00:21:11.110 --> 00:21:12.230
  • AND EXCHANGED PLEASANTRIES.
  • 00:21:12.230 --> 00:21:14.140
  • THE OTHER IGNORED THE GARDENER
  • 00:21:14.140 --> 00:21:15.260
  • AND TURNED AWAY.
  • 00:21:15.260 --> 00:21:16.270
  • "THERE CAN BE NO GARDENER
  • 00:21:16.270 --> 00:21:18.010
  • IN THIS PART OF THE JUNGLE,"
  • 00:21:18.010 --> 00:21:19.020
  • HE SAID.
  • 00:21:19.020 --> 00:21:19.270
  • "THIS MUST BE SOME KIND
  • 00:21:19.270 --> 00:21:20.210
  • OF TRICK.
  • 00:21:20.210 --> 00:21:21.170
  • SOMEONE IS TRYING TO DISCREDIT
  • 00:21:21.170 --> 00:21:22.270
  • US FROM OUR PREVIOUS FINDINGS."
  • 00:21:22.270 --> 00:21:24.210
  • SO THEY PITCHED CAMP.
  • 00:21:24.210 --> 00:21:26.040
  • BUT EVERY DAY THIS GARDENER
  • 00:21:26.040 --> 00:21:27.050
  • ARRIVES, TENDS THE PLOT.
  • 00:21:27.050 --> 00:21:28.270
  • SOON THE PLOT IS BURSTING
  • 00:21:28.270 --> 00:21:30.090
  • WITH PERFECTLY ARRANGED BLOOMS.
  • 00:21:30.090 --> 00:21:31.290
  • AH, HE'S ONLY DOING IT
  • 00:21:31.290 --> 00:21:33.070
  • BECAUSE WE ARE HERE TO FOOL US
  • 00:21:33.070 --> 00:21:34.140
  • INTO THINKING THERE IS A ROYAL
  • 00:21:34.140 --> 00:21:35.290
  • GARDENER.
  • 00:21:35.290 --> 00:21:36.270
  • ONE DAY THE GARDENER TAKES
  • 00:21:36.270 --> 00:21:38.000
  • THEM TO A ROYAL PALACE.
  • 00:21:38.000 --> 00:21:39.120
  • INTRODUCES THE EXPLORERS
  • 00:21:39.120 --> 00:21:40.230
  • TO A SCORE OF OFFICIALS
  • 00:21:40.230 --> 00:21:42.030
  • WHO VERIFY THE GARDENER'S
  • 00:21:42.030 --> 00:21:43.060
  • STATUS.
  • 00:21:43.060 --> 00:21:43.280
  • THEN THE SCEPTIC TRIES A LAST
  • 00:21:43.280 --> 00:21:45.130
  • RESORT.
  • 00:21:45.130 --> 00:21:46.060
  • "OUR SENSES ARE DECEIVING US.
  • 00:21:46.060 --> 00:21:48.070
  • THERE IS NO GARDENER, NO BLOOMS,
  • 00:21:48.070 --> 00:21:50.060
  • NO PALACE, NO OFFICIALS.
  • 00:21:50.060 --> 00:21:52.040
  • IT'S ALL A HOAX." FINALLY,
  • 00:21:52.040 --> 00:21:53.240
  • THE BELIEVER DESPAIRS.
  • 00:21:53.240 --> 00:21:54.250
  • BUT WHAT REMAINS
  • 00:21:54.250 --> 00:21:56.020
  • OF YOUR ORIGINAL ASSERTION?
  • 00:21:56.020 --> 00:21:57.270
  • JUST HOW DOES THIS MIRAGE,
  • 00:21:57.270 --> 00:21:59.210
  • AS YOU CALL IT, DIFFER FROM
  • 00:21:59.210 --> 00:22:01.190
  • A REAL GARDENER?"
  • 00:22:01.190 --> 00:22:04.070
  • BRILLIANT ISN'T IT?
  • 00:22:04.070 --> 00:22:05.200
  • ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT.
  • 00:22:05.200 --> 00:22:08.180
  • NOW, WHAT ABOUT THE EXISTENCE
  • 00:22:08.180 --> 00:22:10.220
  • OF GOD?
  • 00:22:10.220 --> 00:22:13.220
  • SEE, THESE ARE THE TWO POINTS
  • 00:22:13.220 --> 00:22:15.010
  • THE ATHEISTS KEEP MAKING.
  • 00:22:15.010 --> 00:22:16.210
  • WE CAN'T DEVEIN THEM, BUT I WANT
  • 00:22:16.210 --> 00:22:19.180
  • TO AT LEAST TACKLE THEM
  • 00:22:19.180 --> 00:22:20.290
  • IN BRIEF.
  • 00:22:20.290 --> 00:22:22.050
  • THE FIRST ARGUMENT
  • 00:22:22.050 --> 00:22:23.100
  • THAT THEY MAKE, IS THERE'S
  • 00:22:23.100 --> 00:22:25.050
  • REALLY NO DENOTATIVE PROOF
  • 00:22:25.050 --> 00:22:27.000
  • OF GOD.
  • 00:22:27.000 --> 00:22:27.190
  • IF LUIGI MADE MY PIZZA,
  • 00:22:27.190 --> 00:22:30.170
  • I CAN POINT TO LUIGI AND SAY,
  • 00:22:30.170 --> 00:22:32.080
  • "LUIGI MADE MY PIZZA."
  • 00:22:32.080 --> 00:22:34.020
  • BUT IF YOU SAY GOD MADE
  • 00:22:34.020 --> 00:22:34.270
  • THIS WORLD, POINT ME TO GOD.
  • 00:22:34.270 --> 00:22:37.180
  • SHOW ME GOD.
  • 00:22:37.180 --> 00:22:39.070
  • AND SO BERLINSKI TAKES ON
  • 00:22:39.070 --> 00:22:40.230
  • SAM HARRIS.
  • 00:22:40.230 --> 00:22:41.280
  • THIS IS BRILLIANT.
  • 00:22:41.280 --> 00:22:43.050
  • SAM HARRIS ARGUES,
  • 00:22:43.050 --> 00:22:45.020
  • THAT TO BELIEVE THAT GOD EXISTS,
  • 00:22:45.020 --> 00:22:47.140
  • IS TO BELIEVE THAT I STAND IN
  • 00:22:47.140 --> 00:22:49.050
  • SOME RELATION TO HIS EXISTENCE,
  • 00:22:49.050 --> 00:22:51.130
  • SUCH THAT HIS EXISTENCE ITSELF
  • 00:22:51.130 --> 00:22:54.100
  • IS THE REASON FOR MY BELIEF.
  • 00:22:54.100 --> 00:22:56.230
  • THIS SOUNDS VERY MUCH
  • 00:22:56.230 --> 00:22:57.240
  • AS IF BELIEF IN GOD
  • 00:22:57.240 --> 00:22:59.060
  • COULD ONLY BE JUSTIFIED,
  • 00:22:59.060 --> 00:23:00.220
  • IF GOD WERE TO CALL ATTENTION
  • 00:23:00.220 --> 00:23:02.230
  • TO HIMSELF, CONSPICUOUSLY WAVING
  • 00:23:02.230 --> 00:23:05.060
  • A FINGER AT US,
  • 00:23:05.060 --> 00:23:06.160
  • SAY BY DRAMATICALLY WAGGLING
  • 00:23:06.160 --> 00:23:08.110
  • THAT FINGER, OR THAT HAND.
  • 00:23:08.110 --> 00:23:11.020
  • BUT IF THIS IS SO,
  • 00:23:11.020 --> 00:23:12.190
  • THEN PARODY OF REASONING,
  • 00:23:12.190 --> 00:23:14.070
  • SAYS BERLINSKI, ONE MIGHT ARGUE,
  • 00:23:14.070 --> 00:23:16.150
  • THAT BELIEF IN NEUTRINOS,
  • 00:23:16.150 --> 00:23:18.110
  • THAT NEUTRINOS HAVE MASS,
  • 00:23:18.110 --> 00:23:20.010
  • IS TO BELIEVE THAT I STAND IN
  • 00:23:20.010 --> 00:23:21.180
  • SOME RELATION TO THEIR MASS,
  • 00:23:21.180 --> 00:23:23.100
  • SUCH THAT THEIR MASS IS ITSELF
  • 00:23:23.100 --> 00:23:25.000
  • THE REASON FOR MY BELIEF.
  • 00:23:25.000 --> 00:23:27.010
  • BUT HOW DOES A NEUTRINO WAGGLE
  • 00:23:27.010 --> 00:23:28.190
  • ITS FINGER?
  • 00:23:28.190 --> 00:23:30.160
  • A NEUTRINO BY ITSELF
  • 00:23:30.160 --> 00:23:32.010
  • CANNOT FUNCTION AS A REASON
  • 00:23:32.010 --> 00:23:33.040
  • FOR MY BELIEF.
  • 00:23:33.040 --> 00:23:34.090
  • IT IS A SUBATOMIC PARTICLE
  • 00:23:34.090 --> 00:23:36.050
  • FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE.
  • 00:23:36.050 --> 00:23:37.270
  • WHAT I BELIEVE IS A PROPOSITION
  • 00:23:37.270 --> 00:23:39.140
  • OF AN ABSTRACT ENTITY.
  • 00:23:39.140 --> 00:23:41.090
  • THAT NEUTRINOS HAVE MASS.
  • 00:23:41.090 --> 00:23:43.050
  • HOW COULD A SUBATOMIC PARTICLE
  • 00:23:43.050 --> 00:23:44.230
  • ENTER INTO A RELATIONSHIP
  • 00:23:44.230 --> 00:23:46.090
  • WITH THE OBJECT OF MY BELIEF?
  • 00:23:46.090 --> 00:23:48.050
  • BUT NEITHER CAN A NEUTRINO
  • 00:23:48.050 --> 00:23:49.200
  • BE THE CAUSE OF MY BELIEF.
  • 00:23:49.200 --> 00:23:51.120
  • I HAVE AFTER ALL NEVER SEEN
  • 00:23:51.120 --> 00:23:52.240
  • A NEUTRINO.
  • 00:23:52.240 --> 00:23:54.010
  • NOT ONE OF MY NEUTRINOS
  • 00:23:54.010 --> 00:23:55.080
  • HAS EVER GOTTEN ME TO BELIEVE
  • 00:23:55.080 --> 00:23:56.180
  • IN IT.
  • 00:23:56.180 --> 00:23:57.200
  • THE NEUTRINO TOGETHER
  • 00:23:57.200 --> 00:23:58.220
  • WITH ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE,
  • 00:23:58.220 --> 00:24:00.110
  • LIES AT THE END OF AN IMMENSE
  • 00:24:00.110 --> 00:24:02.020
  • INFERENTIAL TRAIL OF COMPLICATED
  • 00:24:02.020 --> 00:24:04.270
  • SET OF JUDGMENTS.
  • 00:24:05.080 --> 00:24:08.080
  • HEAR WHAT HE SAID?
  • 00:24:08.080 --> 00:24:09.100
  • IT LIES AT THE END OF A TRAIL
  • 00:24:09.100 --> 00:24:11.170
  • OF COMPLICATED SETS
  • 00:24:11.170 --> 00:24:12.210
  • OF JUDGMENTS.
  • 00:24:12.210 --> 00:24:13.290
  • I BELIEVE WHAT I DO ON THE BASE
  • 00:24:13.290 --> 00:24:15.290
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  • 00:24:15.290 --> 00:24:17.190
  • OF PHYSICS.
  • 00:24:17.190 --> 00:24:18.250
  • AND CONJURIES OF COMPUTATIONAL
  • 00:24:18.250 --> 00:24:20.160
  • SCHEMES, ALGORITHMS,
  • 00:24:20.160 --> 00:24:22.110
  • SPECIALIZED PROGRAMMING
  • 00:24:22.110 --> 00:24:23.260
  • LANGUAGES, TECHNIQUES
  • 00:24:23.260 --> 00:24:25.100
  • FOR NUMERICAL INTEGRATION,
  • 00:24:25.100 --> 00:24:27.010
  • HUGE CANNED PROGRAMS,
  • 00:24:27.010 --> 00:24:28.230
  • COMPUTER GRAPHICS,
  • 00:24:28.230 --> 00:24:30.090
  • INTERCALATION METHODS,
  • 00:24:30.090 --> 00:24:31.210
  • NIFTY SHORTCUTS,
  • 00:24:31.210 --> 00:24:33.030
  • AND THE BEST EFFORTS
  • 00:24:33.030 --> 00:24:33.280
  • BY MATHEMATICIANS AND PHYSICISTS
  • 00:24:33.280 --> 00:24:35.240
  • TO CONVERT THE DATA OF VARIOUS
  • 00:24:35.240 --> 00:24:37.230
  • EXPERIMENTS INTO COHERENT
  • 00:24:37.230 --> 00:24:39.110
  • PATTERNS ARTFULLY REVEALING
  • 00:24:39.110 --> 00:24:41.140
  • SYMMETRIES AND CONTINUOUS
  • 00:24:41.140 --> 00:24:42.250
  • NARRATIVES, THE NEUTRINO,
  • 00:24:42.250 --> 00:24:44.270
  • HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.
  • 00:24:47.100 --> 00:24:50.100
  • DO YOU KNOW WHAT HE'S SAYING?
  • 00:24:50.100 --> 00:24:52.090
  • YOU'RE TELLING ME
  • 00:24:52.090 --> 00:24:52.270
  • YOU'LL ONLY BELIEVE IN GOD
  • 00:24:52.270 --> 00:24:54.130
  • IN SUCH A WAY
  • 00:24:54.130 --> 00:24:55.090
  • IF HE ACTUALLY WAGGLES
  • 00:24:55.090 --> 00:24:56.090
  • HIS FINGER AT YOU?
  • 00:24:56.090 --> 00:24:57.270
  • ON THAT BASIS I WOULD NEVER
  • 00:24:57.270 --> 00:25:00.090
  • BELIEVE IN A NEUTRINO EITHER.
  • 00:25:00.090 --> 00:25:02.140
  • HE SAYS IT TAKES
  • 00:25:02.140 --> 00:25:03.030
  • ALL OF SCIENCES RESEARCH,
  • 00:25:03.030 --> 00:25:05.220
  • ALL OF THE CAPACITY OF THE MIND,
  • 00:25:05.220 --> 00:25:07.020
  • ALL OF THE DATA,
  • 00:25:07.020 --> 00:25:08.040
  • ALL OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE,
  • 00:25:08.150 --> 00:25:11.150
  • AND SO WHAT WANT TO BRING TO YOU
  • 00:25:11.150 --> 00:25:13.080
  • AS I TIE THIS TOGETHER IS,
  • 00:25:13.080 --> 00:25:15.150
  • HOW DO WE COME TO THIS KNOWLEDGE
  • 00:25:15.150 --> 00:25:17.200
  • OF GOD?
  • 00:25:17.200 --> 00:25:19.030
  • AND WHAT IS IT THAT JESUS
  • 00:25:19.030 --> 00:25:20.130
  • ACTUALLY SAYS ABOUT HIMSELF?
  • 00:25:20.130 --> 00:25:23.040
  • LET ME TAKE YOU THROUGH THREE
  • 00:25:23.040 --> 00:25:24.250
  • SIMPLE ARGUMENTS.
  • 00:25:24.250 --> 00:25:26.120
  • AND THEY RUN LIKE THIS.
  • 00:25:26.120 --> 00:25:28.170
  • THE FIRST ARGUMENT IS THIS,
  • 00:25:28.170 --> 00:25:30.040
  • IF YOU TAKE ANY PHYSICAL
  • 00:25:30.040 --> 00:25:32.210
  • QUANTITY IN THIS UNIVERSE,
  • 00:25:32.210 --> 00:25:35.010
  • ANY PHYSICAL QUANTITY
  • 00:25:35.010 --> 00:25:36.140
  • IN THIS UNIVERSE,
  • 00:25:36.140 --> 00:25:38.040
  • AND SECTION IT,
  • 00:25:38.040 --> 00:25:39.260
  • YOU WILL END UP WITH A PROBLEM,
  • 00:25:39.260 --> 00:25:42.030
  • THE PROBLEM IS THIS,
  • 00:25:42.030 --> 00:25:43.160
  • NO MATTER HOW YOU SECTION IT,
  • 00:25:43.160 --> 00:25:45.180
  • YOU WILL NEVER FIND
  • 00:25:45.180 --> 00:25:46.220
  • THE REASON FOR ITS EXISTENCE
  • 00:25:46.220 --> 00:25:48.110
  • IN ITSELF.
  • 00:25:48.110 --> 00:25:50.250
  • THE REASON FOR EVERYTHING
  • 00:25:50.250 --> 00:25:52.070
  • PHYSICAL, HOWEVER SECTIONED,
  • 00:25:52.070 --> 00:25:54.080
  • HOWEVER SPLICED, WILL ULTIMATELY
  • 00:25:54.080 --> 00:25:56.200
  • POINT TO A CAUSE OUTSIDE
  • 00:25:56.200 --> 00:25:59.000
  • OF ITSELF.
  • 00:25:59.000 --> 00:26:00.020
  • THAT'S THE FIRST STAGE
  • 00:26:00.020 --> 00:26:01.080
  • OF THE ARGUMENT.
  • 00:26:01.080 --> 00:26:02.070
  • NO MATTER HOW YOU SECTION
  • 00:26:02.070 --> 00:26:03.270
  • ANY PHYSICAL QUANTITY,
  • 00:26:03.270 --> 00:26:05.230
  • YOU WILL ALWAYS END UP
  • 00:26:05.230 --> 00:26:06.230
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  • 00:26:06.230 --> 00:26:08.060
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