Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cliffe at UT Austin - Day 3

Cliffe Knechtle, UT Austin, November 2010
I hope Cliffe's afternoons at UT Austin this week are interesting and drawing a large crowd.  I'm sure they are.  I wish I could be there and report back to you what was discussed.

You may have noticed that Cliffe's YouTube videos for his Give Me an Answer TV show are numbered.  The number is the episode ID.  The first two digits are the episode number for that year, with the last two digits being the year.  So #0812, for example, means the 8th episode of 2012.

Over the years, Cliffe has done some public debates against known atheists or other nonbelievers.  One was against Michael Newdow in 2003.  Newdow is the atheist best known for trying to remove the saying of the Pledge of Allegiance from public schools because it contains the phrase "under God".  It's an enjoyable debate and can be downloaded online from a number of sites.

I also heard that Cliffe, just earlier this month, debated Matt Dillahunty, president of the Atheist Community of Austin.  But I haven't been able to confirm this yet.  I'll let you all know what I find out.