Atheist Uses Science Classroom to Promote Atheism

Psychologist David Barash, who teaches at a public (taxpayer-funded) university, brags that he teaches the atheist meme of “science and religion being incompatible” in his science class. When I get some more time, I will comment on this highly inappropriate “teaching.”

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4 Responses to Atheist Uses Science Classroom to Promote Atheism

  1. GeoffSmith says:

    He’s also the author of a book about Buddhism and evolution. He’s taken a card right out of the hand of Sam Harris on that one.

  2. Dhay says:

    I see Jerry Coyne is critical of “The Talk” about science and religion being incompatible.
    http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/david-barash-on-the-incompatibility-of-science-and-faith/

    From that same blog I pick up that Coyne’s forthcoming book, so top secret it is codenamed “The Albatross”, is about science and religion being incompatible.

    As I’ve harped on incessantly, religion makes many existence claims about the real world or the real Universe. That’s one reason why NOMA has been heavily criticized by theologians, who resent being told that they can’t say anything about what exists. (This will all be hashed out in The Albatross.)

    In other words, while I think Barash is 100% right, and that religion and science are indeed incompatible in critical ways (see The Albatross), I think he needs to knock off giving The Talk. It is not science, but a form of theology or philosophy.

  3. Crude says:

    Only two real possibilities here.

    Barash is fired for injecting religion into the classroom.

    or

    Intelligent Design can be taught in the classroom after all. Along with Creationism.

    One or the other.

  4. Dhay says:

    Here’s a recent David Barash ‘Nautilus’ article on Buddhism and evolution. While he might well be competent in both subjects, it’s not immediately obvious from the article, which is rather more platitudinous than inspirational in both.
    http://nautil.us/issue/9/time/over-time-buddhism-and-science-agree

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