Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Despite the fact that Hitchens repeats a few old quips and has a sometimes annoying penchant for name dropping, he absolutely eviscerates Turek in this debate. It is joyous to watch (I laughed out loud several times). Sometimes, you can just tell when someone is leagues ahead of another regarding argumentation skills and general intelligence.
There's also a "Gospel according to Brady!" Inherit the Wind moment that Hitchens ignores at first, but then finally acknowledges and uses to decimate Turek. It's just great.
There's also a youtube version if the vimeo version is as slow for you as it was for me (but the vimeo version is certainly the better of the two)
UPDATE: Here's part of that "Brady" moment: