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Debating Atheists at St Andrews University: a fascinating exchange of views

By DAVID ROBERTSON Last month I had the privilege of speaking at this debate in St Andrews – I believe it was the first of this kind that the CU have organised. I loved it. The place was relatively full, the chairman was excellent and my opponent, Dr Manfredi La Manna, reader of Economics at University of St Andrews, was pleasant, affable and spoke well. However I found his arguments quite astonishing.

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“The Big Conversation”: Andy Bannister talks to Peter Singer

In the latest of "The Big Conversation" debates, Solas Director, Andy Bannister spoke to the acclaimed atheist philosopher Peter Singer; while host Justin Brierley chaired the discussion. Under the heading, "Evolution, Morality and Being Human: Do We Need God?", the two thinkers locked horns in a polite, respectful and very revealing debate; in which they were able to air their respective Christian and Utilitarian world-views and have them examined

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