Video, well worth watching: [youtube hdNNNJMZJ_c] (–> also cf the audio by John Lennox here. The Worldviews 101 here on may also be of help.) Full presentation (v. fat download). PDF, with notes. Abstract: The New Atheism claims being a scientist and a Christian is like being a vegan butcher. But both today and in Read More…
From the Royal Institute of Philosophy and Cambridge University Press
The Big Bang and fine-tuning are not challenged fr lack of evidence but because they are unpopular evidence.
Is Shermer’s sell-by date long past, like Dawkins’? It does have that feel.
Says Dawkins’ selfish gene is past its sell-by date.
Recently I have been thinking a lot about one of the most interesting topics: the origin of life. Specifically, the state of research on abiogenesis, the idea that life arose through purely natural processes without any intelligent guidance or intervention. I have also been thinking about the various viewpoints I have encountered over the years Read More…
And here indeed is Skeptical About Skeptics.org
Materialism/naturalism is a circus whose ever-increasing numbers of wagons travelling in a circle don’t and can’t just leave town.
(Readers may remember Scruton from “Roger Scruton helps Richard Dawkins’ “meme” find its way to the wastebasket”) Here: Interesting here is the case of George Rochberg, the American composer who joined the post-war cult of serialism and made his own highly competent contributions to the genre, before admitting to himself, following the tragic death of Read More…
If a person were not committed to Darwinism as a creation story, it is possible that they would not even consider altruism a problem.
I have lived all my life in a country where this garbage was unheard of in the 1960s. Most of it would not be heard of in the 1860s or the 1760s.
Mooney has hit the screen again with grander plans: To modify human behaviour. Something even God is careful about.
The one thing we can be sure of, on Dennett’ view, is that evidence doesn’t matter because our brains were, quite accidentally, shaped for fitness, not for truth (naturalism).
… it actually doesn’t matter whether his arguments are good or not.
“Denialism” is currently in a dead heat with “creationism” for the I Think for Myself Stakes.