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From Techne at Telic Thoughts:

Alex Rosenberg in his new book “The Atheist’s Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life without Illusions“, in his article for the New York Times and in the article “The Disenchanted Naturalist’s Guide to Reality” writes to defend scientism and naturalism.

Rosenberg goes through great lengths in his book to clearly state what he means by “scientism”. For example:

Let’s expropriate the epithet. In the pages that follow, we won’t use the label “Bright” as a variant on atheist. But we’ll call the worldview that all us atheists (and even some agnostics) share “scientism.” This is the conviction that the methods of science are the only reliable ways to secure knowledge of anything; that science’s description of the world is correct in its fundamentals; and that when “complete,” what science tells us will not be surprisingly different from what it tells us today. We’ll often use the adjective “scientistic” in referring to the approaches, theories, methods, and descriptions of the nature of reality that all the sciences share. Science provides all the significant truths about reality, and knowing such truths is what real understanding is all about.

Origin of life theorists, check your mail.

here is a picture of the Dawkins's slogan on a bus:
There’s Probably No Dawkins http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s320x320/299470_10150313120612400_500167399_8252136_1913993159_n.jpg
Semi OT:
There's Probably No Dawkins Excerpt: The advertising campaign follows Richard Dawkins' refusal to publicly debate the existence of God with philosopher William Lane Craig when he visits the UK in October. He has an open invitation to debate Craig at Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre on 25th October. The Oxford bus campaign echoes the 2009 London atheist bus advertisements: 'There's Probably No God. Now Stop Worrying And Enjoy Your Life.' http://www.bethinking.org/what-is-apologetics/introductory/theres-probably-no-dawkins.htm
Related videos:
The Dawkins Delusion - video - New animated version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL3kfDmHL5g William Lane Craig, Richard Dawkins and the Empty Chair - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ldYmg0lpE

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