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O'Reilly Debates Atheist Richard Dawkins, Calls His View Of How To Teach Science "Fascism" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:20 PM ET

One might have expected fireworks when Fox News host Bill O'Reilly interviewed avowed atheist Richard Dawkins on his show the other night, but the two men managed to have a remarkably even-tempered debate despite the contentious nature of the subject under discussion.

"I believe in creative design, I believe in evolution, but I think it was overseen by a higher power," O'Reilly said at the opening, noting that scientists "still haven't figured out how it all began."

"It's a most of extraordinary piece of warped logic to say because science can't answer a particular question you're going throw in your lot with Jesus," Dawkins responded.

The argument went on from there, with O'Reilly at one point suggesting that Dawkins' argument for how science should be taught in school was equivalent to fascism.

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