Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair debate Whether God Exists – and Hitchens wins the debate: No God

Congratulations to Christopher Hitchens for beating Tony Blair last week in Toronto in a debate on whether God Exists. And congrats to the organizer of the debates—it was a sellout crowd AND the story got massive worldwide coverage. Regardless of your position on the existence of a supernatural being, this is good news for those of us who love and care about public speaking and debate.

I’ve often fantasized about a competitive public speaking/debating professional circuit; compete with international rankings and tournaments. I know a lot more kids who were into high school and college  debate than were into high school or college hockey or bowling and yet there’s no professional level debate whereas there is for bowling. Bowling! It’s not fair.

More at the Guardian.