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Nightline’s ‘Does God Have a Future?’ Segment Airs Tonight

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The discussion at Cal Tech between skeptics Michael Shermer and Sam Harris and new age religion pitchers Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston hosted by Dan Harris airs tonight on Nightline. The entire debate, all two and a half hours of it, we are told will be available online later tonight.

Previously on FBLA: Nightline’s Chopra and Shermer Showdown at Cal Tech

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The ‘Does God Have a Future?’ Round Up

ntl_godsfuture_100316_ms-300x225.jpgWe covered Nightline’s “Does God Have a Future?” panel at Cal Tech over the weekend between religion denouncing yet God touting Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston and religion denouncing yet atheists Michael Shermer and Sam Harris.

Now, everyone has written their takes on the panel which is set to air on March 23rd and be posted in full online the same day:

  • Houston’s The ‘Future of God’ Debate post on Huffpo.

  • Chopra’s “Does God have a future?” piece up at SFGate.com

  • Shermer just posted his “My Debate Date with Deepak (and friends)” on True/Slant.

    We are told Harris hasn’t blogged about his take yet because he has a manuscript due.

  • Nightline’s Chopra and Shermer Showdown at Cal Tech

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    Nightline filmed a two and half hour debate between True/Slant blogger (Skeptic publisher) Michael Shermer and Huffpo blogger (best selling author) Deepak Chopra titled “Does God Have a Future?” at Cal Tech yesterday. An edited version will air on March 23rd with the entire conversation to be available online on the same date.

    The two men, while going back and forth online for many many years had never met in person before the event moderated by Nightline’s Dan Harris. Chopra has appeared on the cover of Skeptic for his claims about quantum mechanics and consciousness. Chopra often getting irritated by the call out.

    It was clear from the sold out crowd at the Beckman Auditorium full of mostly science students that Michael Shermer with his wingman Sam Harris of The Reason Project, were the home team. Chopra and his partner Jean Houston also had their fans in the audience, just far fewer.

    The debate, heated at times, was largely civil. Chopra was the only person on the panel booed by the crowd, twice. Shermer commented,”How very unspiritual of you.”

    Chopra shot back,”You bring out the worst in me.”

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