About Me

My photo
Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

VIDEO: Conor Cunningham Lecture on Darwin's Pious Idea


Here is Conor giving a lecture at the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion in 2011.


jmbonnett1 said...

I think Cunningham's ideas are worth pursuing, particularly in his book. But after viewing the linked video I have to say that he is not a particularly compelling lecturer. Many of his audience found his method of exposition scatter shot and I have to say that I agree with them. If you're interested in learning what Cunningham has to say you'd probably be better served to view the BBC video and, of course, read his book.

Robin Parry said...

Thanks jmb. I agree and I disagree.

I agree that the book offers a far more tightly argued case. The lecture is a bit scatter-gun and his arguments do skim over things very quickly.

But, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the way that Conor lectures. It was hearing him lecture that first won me over to taking him seriously as an interesting person. He may well be the most fun-to-listen-to lecturer I have heard. You can't help but be engaged even if it is a bit scattery.