In the last traditio, William Lane Craig and Antony Flew debated the existence of God (as a theist, I personally found Flew more convincing, maybe because Flew is a fellow Humean, but I digress). This week, after posting a quote by my friend and mentor Steven L. Peck about how evolution and theology are intertwined, a few of my friends who do not believe in Darwinism said that the two were not compatible.
For their sake, I wanted to share a video from a top biologist explaining why evolution is true. Jerry Coyne is an emeritus professor of biology at the University of Chicago and is one of evolution's staunchest advocates; Thomas Henry Huxley is Darwin's bulldog, Richard Dawkin's is Darwin's chihuahua, Tarik D. LaCour is Darwin's python, and Coyne is Darwin's alligator (I coined the last two myself). He blogs personally here, and is the author of the books Why Evolution is True and Faith vs. Fact: Why Science and Religion are Incompatible (Edward Feser wrote a scathing review of the latter book here). In this video, Coyne explains what evolution is, why it true, and debunks common objections to it. Enjoy.