Blogging about debates about theism, non-theism, creationism, evolutionism, etc. and so forth
Monday, January 26, 2009
DiCarlo vs. Craig in Waterloo, ON
This debate stands out for a bizarre lack of debate, and this seems like the unfortunate result of a poorly framed topic question, “Does God matter?” Essentially, Craig makes the argument that life is ultimately meaningless without God, while DiCarlo counters “Meh.” The problem is that Craig assumes that only ultimate meaning is worthwhile, but DiCarlo claims to be perfectly content with proximate meaning. Between these two competing sets of intuitive and subjective premises, there is no common ground over which to contend and perhaps stake a claim.
On the other hand, it was pretty cool to hear Craig deviate from his usual script for a change.