It was interesting, although most of them essentially said the same thing, using almost the same words, and I have to confess that the occasional background music, which appeared and disappeared for no discernible reason, was a bit maddening. It sometimes threatened to drown out the statements that were being made and was a distraction.
The comments following the tape were more interesting. Several of the individuals posting comments were clearly there only to argue with one another, so the link proved to be an intriguing look into the human psyche.
In general, though, these academics almost gave atheism a bad name. No one said anything new or amusing. I think our own discussions in this cubit are infinitely more interesting.
Name: Carol Noel Hawaii (near Hilo) It's all about choices.
Well...perhaps I am just more isolated than most and I found it interesting and refreshing to hear what those great minds hand to say. Guess it was more of an affirmation of my own feelings which even as long as my teeth are need affirming from time to time...
Oh, poor Carol, I'm sorry. Now I picture you doing that Steve Martin thing: "Well, excuuuuuse me!"
I understand completely why the affirmation is refreshing. I'm just disappointed with the filmmaker. He somehow managed to make 50 academics, who probably are fascinating individuals, sound boring. The project was too ambitious to be crammed into 35 minutes.
I'm also glad to be in the company of such brilliant minds. True, I would like to have heard more from each rather than such a brief statement. Is it possible that this was put together from longer conversations with each, I wonder? I didn't check to see if that might be the case.