Richard Gale v. Alvin Plantinga on The Problem of Evil

Link. It's roughly about 2 hrs and there isn't a way to pause it or fast forward through it.

7 comments:

Scott said...

To fast forward, pause, etc., right / CMD click on the "Download Quicktime Video" link to save the file to your hard drive.

dvd said...

Whenever people debate, or discuss things like this, they always look a little nervous, or hesitant. Plantinga, is the exception to this, he always has this calm, cool demeanour about himself. At times Richard Gale looks agitated. One thing I liked about Richard was his willingness to listen to the audience questions and he showed real genuine interest in that.

ismellarat said...

You can pause, FF, and rewind, even without having to save this as a separate file, but I could never figure out what there is to like about Quicktime, since you apparently can't blow it up to full screen.

Has anybody figured out how to do this - or why something so obviously useful isn't possible to do?

Two hours is a long time to be leaning forward, squinting at the screen.

Ivan said...

ismellarat: try VLC

Scott said...

ismellarat,

Have you upgraded to the latest version of QuickTime? I believe full screen playback is now included, even if you do not upgrade to QuickTime Pro.

ismellarat said...

With Vista, I have the same problem: no way to FF or Rewind. But it resizes. Under XP, it wouldn't resize, but did everything else. And the website brags that the new QT will do it all with no problem!

I newly installed it in both cases.

ismellarat said...

In the 50th minute, "Calvinist" Plantinga starts talking like a Universal Reconciliantionist (which of course he's not, since that'd be heretical, you know) saying that Hell might be "eternal" only as a place, but that people can come and go as they please...

That's just too funny. I guess all those desperate, "convert now or face eternal damnation (if you're not predestined to, already)" wackos can go home now.

It was all just a big misunderstanding for all of these centuries. Millions killed and died over nothing.

If he can also find a way to explain away the OT massacres (maybe they're misunderstood also - maybe they only *thought* God said to such things to people), he's got something I can live with.