Further to new science org Skeptical About Skeptics (here), a friend writes to say,
This weekend John Lennox was here in Miami speaking at UM on Saturday and at a Christ Journey Church yesterday. Both days he repeated a story about some debate-talk with Michael Shermer. Lennox told him that he was also an agnostic… an agnostic of Shermer’s atheism, because such a position was too much certainty for a self-proclaimed agnostic.
Lennox is a good head, worth checking out.
Is Shermer’s sell-by date long past, like Dawkins’? It does have that feel.
You know, fronting the idea that Neanderthals were different from and clearly dumber than “us” (How so? We know very little about them, and what we have discovered recently doesn’t show that.) Or that peer review is the way to determine where the evidence leads in science (It is increasingly obvious to many sources that it functions principally as a way to get at the consensus, not the evidence.)
It all worked to market naturalist atheism to legacy mainstream media airheads, but if those businesses are declining in value, what about the narratives and spin that support them?
Some good stuff from/re Lennox:
Mathematician John Lennox asks, Is information evidence of something beyond nature?
Banned ID content at Ball State U features Oxford math prof John Lennox
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