Bill O’Reilly Dazzles with Dawkins

October 10, 2009

Richard Dawkins recently appeared on the O’Reilly Factor to talk about his new book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution . Despite calling Dawkins’ views "fascistic" and being chided for yelling, Bill O’Reilly did rather well, considering his track-record. I especially liked that O’Reilly admitted he wasn’t 100% certain that Jesus is God.

Noteworthy is the facial expression Dawkins has at minute 1:48 in the video clip, in reaction to O’Reilly saying:

"Here’s the problem I have with throwing my lot in with science. Science doesn’t advance the human condition in any moralitistic way. Jesus did."

This easily ranks in my favorite of Dawkins interviews. I have never seen Bill O’Reilly even somewhat apologize for yelling before.