Serious news can wait as bit; let’s have some more entertainment. Remember when Darwinian evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne was insisting that secular humanism is not a religion? His “archenemy” (his term) Michael Egnor took this on:
At Why Evolution Is True, biologist Jerry Coyne has a post about a Quillette article on whether secular humanism is a religion. John Staddon, an emeritus professor of biology and psychology at Duke and the author of the Quillette article, says yes, and Coyne disagrees…
Staddon’s piece is topical, well written, and carefully reasoned. Coyne is of course free to disagree with Staddon’s conclusions. But he does not merely disagree. Coyne rants that Staddon’s essay should never have been published. In other words, he responds to the observation that atheism is censoriously thuggish by… being a censorious thug.
That’s a perk to the article. Staddon wrote a good article, and he got atheist Jerry Coyne to confirm his hypothesis. It would be funny, but for the display of hate and malice. Michael Egnor, “Evolutionist Seethes as Duke Professor Analyzes Secular “Religion”” at Evolution News and Science Today:
But it got people reading…
Hey, serious stuff again tomorrow!
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