Atheists who claim to have disproved God, or knowledge of God, can’t seem to do so without “knowing” something about God in the first place.
What do scientists have to say to us about life away from Earth? Lots of “maybes”. Odd how the “maybes” sound exactly the same when they’re theorizing about life’s origin on Earth.
If you’ve heard about this weekend’s March for Science, and if you really stand for science, you owe it to yourself to invest your time in viewing this discussion. You don’t want to be fooled by politics and rhetoric parading falsely under the name of science. This panel of four well-informed thinkers will show you […]
Yesterday I wrote about massive confusion present in the first half page of Shawn Otto’s book The War on Science. Today I asked myself whether I’d jumped off some cliff of irresponsibility by judging a book by practically less than its cover. I didn’t. I didn’t judge the book at all, really. But I did […]
Book Review The Problem of Animal Suffering In a chapter of his own in his edited book The Christian Delusion, John Loftus says there is no possible justification for God to have allowed all the enormous suffering that animals in our world have experienced. It’s a question on which I have done no study at all, so I found […]
So here I am, finally getting around to responding to Lawrence Krauss’s New Yorker article last September, “All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists.” Someone posted a reference to it on Facebook that reminded me of it again. He thinks he’s correcting “enforced ignorance.” We shall see. I’m compelled to respond to several things: The Kim […]
A reader emailed me this week with a couple of questions about methodological naturalism and burden of proof. He told me it would be fine if I posted his questions and my answers here. The questions start out very promising; I’m not used to being called “professor.” (I’m all to used to being called lots of […]
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) […]
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 […]