YouTube Video Analysis

V​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ideo debate at YouTube is linked from the syllabus (Unit One) or you can use this URL: will respond (“reflectively”) to the video debate between Craig (theist) and Carroll (atheist). Share your essay with one other student for peer feedback.This is an informal essay that will be credited rather than graded. It will be due at the end of the semester as part of your portfolio of three essays. Length: 3 – 5 pages per essay, double spaced, typed. There are many reasonable ways to approach this, including taking sides in the debate, or being neutral, or discussing in your own words some of the key points made by each speaker, or evaluating one of the arguments for theism presented, etc. You might want to take a page or two of notes as you listen to the debate. This assignment should not take you a lot of time: it is not an analytical essay to defend​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ your own thesis, but just your thoughtful response to the content of the debate. Don’t just write about your personal feelings or beliefs, but rather engage with the substantive ideas and arguments.You will find that there are a lot of scientific details in the debate that you won’t understand, but don’t worry about that. Just put yourself in the audience, and try to get as much as you can out of what the speakers say. If you are curious about the scientific concept of entropy and the role of thermodynamics in the theistic argument Craig presents, you can have a look at this clear two-page explication (optional): than simply expressing your personal feelings about the topic of the existence of God, try to explore some of the key ideas and themes that philosophers and scientists have grappled with when thinking about this important probl​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​em.

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