John Loftus: Misdirection All Over Again

In a post titled, “Christian Apologists Dishonestly Discuss Peter Boghossian’s Method,” John Loftus has published a video criticizing two talks Tim McGrew and I have given on Peter Boghossian-style “Street Epistemology.” His attacks return upon himself. Inference and Rebuttal: Misdirection In Action The video’s first clips imply that Tim and I believe “Fragenblitzen” is something like a universal […]

Faith vs. Fact? No, Jerry Coyne’s Theology vs. Whatever

Book Review With all its sloppiness, error, and bias, it’s hard to know where to start in on evaluating Dr. Jerry Coyne’s latest book, Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible. Throughout the book I highlighted sentences and paragraphs where his facts were dubious or his reasoning questionable. My impression (I didn’t count) […]

Jerry Coyne’s Confirmation Bias

One of Jerry Coyne’s chief complaints about religion in Faith Versus Fact is that it’s overly subject to confirmation bias. This, he says, stands in contrast to science, which has protections against bias built in to it. He might be overly optimistic about the social psychology of scientists there, but I’ll let that pass for […]

Wondering: What Good Does This Do?

Maybe someone here can help me figure something out. Someone I’ve never met or interacted with (as far as I know) seems to have thought it would do some good to post this on Twitter: @BigIdeaSeeker @SecularOutpost @ThnkngChristian @Frank_Turek “Free-will is IMPOSSIBLE in a natural world” (god is needed) #STUPID Now, either that’s like standing […]