Monthly Archives: March 2015

God of the Gaps Atheism

The militant atheist movement is built on the belief that there is no evidence for God. Of course, such atheists are entitled to their opinions on this matter, but because of their militancy, and the way it serves their agenda, … Continue reading

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Atheist Safe Spaces

Tweety Dawk: Atheist Students! Traumatised by scary speeches by Christians etc? Come & join me in my Atheist Safe Space. Soft toys, crayons, puppies. — Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) March 23, 2015 While Dawkins is mocking the whole idea of safe … Continue reading

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Defeating Jerry Coyne’s Argument about Science and Religion, Part 3

To make the case that science can determine whether or not God exists, Coyne believes that miracles can be part of a science. Yet the majority of scientists and philosophers insist that miracles can never truly be part of science. … Continue reading

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Defeating Jerry Coyne’s Argument about Science and Religion, Part 2

Prof. Jerry Coyne writes, “Despite Gould’s claims to the contrary, supernatural phenomena are not completely beyond the realm of science. All scientists can think of certain observations that would convince them of the existence of God or supernatural forces.” We’ve … Continue reading

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Defeating Jerry Coyne’s Argument About Science and Religion, Part 1

Jerry Coyne is a professor in the department of ecology and evolution at the University of Chicago. He also has a book coming out that promises to show science and religion to be incompatible.  Since it is highly likely the … Continue reading

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Science and the Resurrection Belief are Not Incompatible

A common talking point in the New Atheist community is the assertion that the resurrection of Jesus contradicts science and thus must be wrong. Yet this argument is seriously misguided, as it depends on a faulty understanding of both science … Continue reading

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Jerry Coyne Rewrites History

Here is a video of Jerry Coyne giving a lecture on his “Incompatibility” argument. I suspect this lecture contains some of the core arguments of his upcoming book and, if so, his book will be premised on a set of … Continue reading

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Jerry Coyne’s New Book Receives First Negative Review on Goodreads

Here is a short review from someone who received Coyne’s new book by winning a Goodreads giveaway. Jerry Coyne has a thesis: Science and Religion are incompatible. Now the real question is this: Does he show this? Well, no I … Continue reading

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Defending Science From Sam Harris’s Attacks

What do you do if you are an activist who does not do science, but want your activism to be perceived as science so you can exploit the cultural authority of science to carry out your activist agenda? Well, you … Continue reading

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Defeating Sean Carroll’s Argument About Science and Religion, Part 2

Sean Carroll lays out his core argument for the “incompatibility” of science and religion: The reason why science and religion are actually incompatible is that, in the real world, they reach incompatible conclusions. It’s worth noting that this incompatibility is … Continue reading

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