Hitchens on the “Q”

Hitchens was in Toronto this summer, and he stopped by to give a cool radio interview on the Q, a CBC Radio program that features the arts, culture, and entertainment. Personally, I’m not really a fan of the show, but anytime Hitchens gives an interview, it’s always worth listening to.

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    Wow… that was really good. Thanks for sharing.

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    Out of the “big names” in atheism (Hitchens, Dawkins, Harris, Dennett, etc), Hitchens is one of my favourites to listen to speak (although Harris’ speech that was posted on TGA a while ago was also really good).

    I’m not much of a fan of Q either, the last time i listened was when Billy Bob Thorton lost his shit on it (although that was very entertaining).

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    It’s really refreshing to hear a calm rational conversation with Hitchens.

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    Hello, I want to ask a question. I was asked if atheists believe in evolution, suffixed with an “i’m just curious” or something. I say, “the case for evolution gives credence to the case for logic and evidence,” and hoping to dodge his attack, adding, “me, i’m a feminist.”

    I thought that might throw him, but I got this, “There’s no evidence for evolution, so it’s just as fanatical as creationism,” and a bungled query on the “traditional sense” of feminism.

    This really caught me off guard. My belief is that feminism is a more worthy cause than anti-theism, at this juncture. So I let it go. But there’s always a next time, you see, so how do I punch back at that? (in 140 or fewer characters, please :-)

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    Jacob Fortin

    I would argue that a culture’s relative moral merits can be measured by the role women play in that society

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    So, it’s best to let the other thing drop?

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