Monthly Archives: June 2015

Militant Atheism on Display

Madalyn Murray O’Hair, the militant atheist who attended Socialist Workers Party meetings and later attempted to defect to the Soviet Union, was someone who championed taxing churches. Today, her cause is being taken up by a new strain of militant … Continue reading

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Atheist Tries to Defend Demand for Evidence

Eric Hyde lists 10 common atheist arguments and explains why they fail. He nails it with #1 on his list: “1. There is no evidence for God’s existence.” Hyde comments: There are a couple of problems with this line. Starting … Continue reading

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Evolution, God of the Gaps, and Fine Tuning

Thought I would respond to some more excerpts from Gnu activist Jerry Coyne’s new book. I got these excerpts from a fanboy review on He argues, “evolution doesn’t show the signs of teleological guidance or directionality proposed by theistic … Continue reading

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Proteins and Evolution

In my previous essay about proteins-as-design-material, I noted: This all raises some interesting questions. For example, without proteins, and their manufacturing process, what becomes of the blind watchmaker? Without proteins, and the latent functions contained within, might not the blind … Continue reading

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Is Jerry Coyne’s New Book a Flop?

It’s beginning to look like Jerry Coyne’s new book, Fact vs. Faith, is a flop. It has been over five weeks since it was published and since then, we have seen only one review in a mainstream publication – the … Continue reading

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How to Defeat Modern Day Atheism With Three Easy Questions

Steve Greene wrote a web article entitled How to validate atheism in one easy step and gives us the most common defense of atheism that is out there: So this is how you validate atheism in one easy step: Ask … Continue reading

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Has Sam Harris Been Busy Doing Scientific Research?

Someone recently tried to defend Sam Harris from one of my critiques, where I point out that Harris does very little science for someone who is constantly promoted as a neuroscientist and spokesperson for science: Holy crap Batman, you’re ignorant … Continue reading

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More Confirmation Bias from The “Friendly” Atheist

Hemant Mehta, ever in search for stories that feed his confirmation bias, hosts a blog entry that draws attention to Amos Yee: He’s the 16-year-old Singaporean YouTuber who had been arrested and convicted of “wounding religious feelings” and “obscenity” after … Continue reading

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Is Peter Boghossian’s Book a Joke?

Here’s an amazon review of Peter Boghossian’s lame book that nails some of the core problems: I had very mixed feelings about this book. I liked Boghossian’s idea that the way to help people escape from nutty religious belief is … Continue reading

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Amazing Proteins

Every living thing depends on proteins. Yet I sometimes wonder just how many people pause to consider just how amazing proteins are. Consider your own body. If you dig deep enough, it’s usually the case that a major organ system … Continue reading

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