Monthly Archives: March 2013

Putting a New Atheist Talking Point to the Test

We are often told that the world would be a vastly better place if only we could get rid of religion, as religion is supposed to be responsible for all kinds of miseries and harm (as AC Grayling just insisted). … Continue reading

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AC Grayling’s “Take Down”

Let’s have a look at AC Grayling’s supposed “take down” of Frans de Waal. Now, I must be a fool for trying to respond to something AC Grayling wrote.  For he is a philosopher who founded and became the first … Continue reading

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Trying to Deport Those “Criminals”

From here: The Obama administration is arguing in federal court that a homeschooling family from Germany should be deported back to their homeland, despite what they say is religious persecution. The German government prevented Uwe and Hannelore Romeike from teaching … Continue reading

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Failed Damage Control

As we might expect, the New Atheists did not like Frans de Waal’s article in Salon.com.  Very shortly after it appeared, PZ Myers, Jerry Coyne, and Anthony Grayling furiously ran to their keyboards to engage in damage control by attacking … Continue reading

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Science has shown New Atheism to be militant

Scientist Jerry Coyne defines science as nothing more than a “combination of empirical observation, reason, and (usually) replicated observation and prediction that investigates what exists in the universe.” Now, I have used reason and evidence to investigate whether or not … Continue reading

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A Leading Scientist Notes that New Atheists are Militant

Oh, oh.  Yet another mainstream, well-respected scientist has publicly noticed that the New Atheists are militant.  This time, it’s primatologist Frans de Waal, as an excerpt from his book has been published on Salon.com entitled, “Has militant atheism become a … Continue reading

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New Atheism Without Substance

Does Gnu atheism have any intellectual substance?  I’m having a hard time finding it.  From what I can tell, Gnu atheism boils down to this: Claim 1: Religion is nonsense.  This is “demonstrated” by arguing that science has shown God … Continue reading

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Big Money Pushing Militant Atheism

Anytime you are in an argument with New Atheists or there is a discussion about New Atheism around the workplace or at a gathering, you should make sure that people understand  New Atheism is a movement.  It is not a … Continue reading

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More Evidence that Dawkins is not Sincere

Recently, I was able to clearly show that Richard Dawkins is not sincere when he insists that it is crucial we root our beliefs in the evidence.  I document this insincerity here and here.  Basically, Dawkins has been peddling this … Continue reading

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An Atheist Defines Militant Atheism

Julian Baggini is an author and atheist philosopher who helps us to better define and detect militant atheists.  In his book, Atheism, he has a section entitled Militant Atheism.  He writes:  Atheism which is actively hostile to religion I would … Continue reading

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