PZ Myers has a brief account of his encounter with Kirk Durston in Edmonton (Alberta, Canada) last weekend [An ugly debate in Edmonton].
PZ discovered what many of us already knew about Kirk ...
He's a good debater, because he relies on a powerful tactic: he'll willingly make stuff up and mangle his sources to make his arguments. I'm at a disadvantage because I won't do that.Exactly. It's hard to debate someone who lies with a straight face, especially if they act like a Christian while doing it.
Here's what I had to say last year about my encounter with Kirk Durston [Kirk Durston's Proof of God].
It was a very frustrating experience. Like most Intelligent Design Creationists, Durston was all over the map in terms of spreading lies and misconceptions about science. This scattergun approach seems to be very successful for them. I assume it's because no one person can address all of the problems with their presentation. Most people will catch one or two flaws but they'll assume that everything else has to be correct.Sounds like nothing has changed.