Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mystery Solved

One thing that genuinely perplexes me is why Michael Ruse advocates an argument about God and evolution that is vastly inferior to the one I raised. It is vastly inferior in the sense that is mistakenly treats God as a … Continue reading

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A Toothless Determinism?

In my last posting, I showed that “Darwinian randomness” poses no problem for Christian theology – the inevitability of our appearance can easily co-exist with the contingent nature of evolution. Bilbo notes that there is some aspect of determinism built … Continue reading

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Michael Ruse almost gets it

Michael Ruse has written an essay entitled, “Does Darwinian Randomness Make Christianity Impossible?” Ruse lays out the problem as follows: The problem is this. If Christianity is true, then the existence of humans cannot be a contingent matter….But Darwinian evolutionary … Continue reading

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Gnu Irrational Intolerance

Given the closed-mindedness and arrogance of the Gnu atheists, it should not surprise anyone that such a group would display extreme, irrational intolerance: A Pennsylvania atheist has filed a complaint against a restaurant that offers a 10 percent discount for … Continue reading

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Gnu Confusion

Jerry Coyne recently wrote: And it’s important to realize this: the great importance of Darwin’s theory of natural selection is that an unguided, purposeless process can nevertheless produce animals and plants that are exquisitely adapted to their environment.  That’s why … Continue reading

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Gnutopia takes another hit

From here: Those who grow up in an atheist household are least likely to maintain their beliefs about religion as adults, according to a study by Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA). Only about 30 percent … Continue reading

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Open and Closed-Mindedness

It looks as if a previous entry about atheism and closed-mindedness has caught the attention from one of the FTBers.  Someone with the name Digital Cuttlefish wrote:  I meant to post a comment (not my verse; that came later) to … Continue reading

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Do atheists have a sexual harassment problem?

From Here: As skeptics, atheists and humanists prepare to gather for their largest meeting in Las Vegas this weekend, attendance by women is expected to be down significantly. […] But in the weeks preceding TAM, another possible explanation has roiled … Continue reading

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A Completely Unconvincing Paper

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

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Atheism and Closed-mindedness

Remember Dawkins’ scale?  It looks like atheists have been asked where they would fall on this scale: Here Here Here If you scan through the comments, you’ll find that most score themselves between 6.9 and 7, just as their leaders … Continue reading

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