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Outed evangelical debates evolution with renowned biologist

Published: Sunday November 5, 2006

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In the video below, Ted Haggard--the evangelical leader who was recently outed and accused of using methamphetamines--debates Richard Dawkins, a famed evolutionary biologist and religious skeptic.

At the end of the clip, which runs just over six minutes, Haggard, after demonstrating a limited understanding of scientific consensus on evolution, becomes agitated, calling Dawkins "arrogant" and ultimately insisting he leave the Colorado Springs compound where Haggard ran his ministry.

Dawkins is the author of a new book called "The God Delusion". Haggard, who has resigned as head of the National Association of Evangelicals, once claimed to hold a weekly conference with President Bush.