Monthly Archives: June 2012

Discourse

Advertisements

Posted in New Atheism | Tagged | Leave a comment

Grist for the mill?

Maarten Boudry, Stefaan Blancke, and  Johan Braeckman recently published an on-line article entitled, Grist to the mill of ID creationism: the failed strategy of ruling the supernatural out of science by philosophical fiat.    The article comes across as a glorified … Continue reading

Posted in God, New Atheism, Science | Tagged , , | 37 Comments

Arguing with a Gnu

Thom Stark completes his devastating rebuttal of Richard Carrier’s crank views about Jewish messianic beliefs (which are tied to the crank mytherist position).  Below are some choice excerpts that help illustrate the larger picture concerning Carrier’s tactics and handling of … Continue reading

Posted in Mytherism, New Atheism | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Dawkins 7 Point Scale

Richard Dawkins has a seven point scale  to help people describe themselves with regard to their level of conviction about theism and atheism.  Wikipedia describes it as follows: Strong theist. 100 per cent probability of God. In the words of … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, Christianity, Richard Dawkins | Tagged , , | 83 Comments

Scholariness sells

Let me recount my first experience with scholariness among the Gnu atheists.  It was back in 2007 and the “scholar” in question what none other than Sam Harris.  I knew about him being a Gnu and had heard some of … Continue reading

Posted in Scholariness | Tagged | Leave a comment

A New Class of Victims

From CNN: “Pedophilia” was long used as a synonym for “child molestation,” and both were often seen as psychological failures of self-control. Child molesters were thought to be acting out their own histories of abuses, reacting to fears of adult … Continue reading

Posted in Society | Tagged | 12 Comments

Scholariness

The internet is full of self-promoters.  Either they are trying to make money or trying to jockey for a lead position in some movement (or both).  Some of the self-promoters try to make themselves look like more of an expert … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Looking for an article….

Andrew Vella has been looking for one of Richard Carrier’s articles since 2010.  He wrote: I wanted to read some peer reviewed journal articles by him. I am after one that for the life of me I can not find, … Continue reading

Posted in Mytherism, Richard Carrier | Tagged | 31 Comments

Sunday Sermons

Coyne has been picking cherries again to nourish his favorite stereotypes. This time, he posted two (yes, TWO) videos of some terribly mean-spirited anti-gay sermons. I would fully agree the sermons are despicable. But from this, he concludes: Somewhere among … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity | Tagged | 1 Comment

Coyne Bans Another

Ever wonder why the busy comments section of Coyne’s blog is just an echo chamber? Wonder no more: Piqued by our interaction on the Prospect article, poor old Jerry Coyne bought Questions of Truth and then tried to take pot-shots … Continue reading

Posted in Jerry Coyne, New Atheism | Tagged , | 9 Comments