Monthly Archives: January 2016

Putting 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 insisted).   I … Continue reading

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The Head Fake

So what if Jesus was to reappear on Earth and, in a well documented manner, did things like heal amputees?  In other words, what if God did as the atheists demand and they get their sensational, miraculous, unexplainable gaps?  What next? Atheists … Continue reading

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Tweety Dawk Blames Twitter

Looks like Dawkins is a little concerned about what he has done to his reputation: I'm really as polite as my books. Twitter brevity forces you straight to the point, which can sound aggressive. #NuancedPolitenessImplicit — Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) January … Continue reading

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Dawkins Co-opts the Skeptics

Have you heard that Richard Dawkin’s organization has merged with the Center For Inquiry, a secular humanist organization?  What’s interesting is that Dawkin’s organization appears to be taking control of the CFI: The new organization will retain the Center for … Continue reading

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Is Project Reason Gone?

Here is the link to Sam Harris’s webpage for Project Reason.  Click on it.  What do you see? It looks to me like Project Reason is dead.  Which is weird given that there is no announcement or explanation.  If Project … Continue reading

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The Sam Harris Show Could Get Very Interesting

As I mentioned before, Sam Harris (who insists he is not a Buddhist) has added the vegetarian, perhaps vegan, lifestyle to his meditating, alternative consciousness promotions.  If he sticks with it, and even goes full vegan, then I predict we … Continue reading

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The Growing Religiosity of New Atheism

I think religiosity is an intrinsic part of being human and is also perhaps the most unique of human characteristics.  We can get a feel for just how common this trait is by noting the religious behavior of secular atheists, … Continue reading

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Do “Elite” Universities Discriminate Against Christians?

In the book, Inside Graduate Admissions: Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping (published by Harvard University Press),  Julie R. Posselt  “obtained permission from 6 highly ranked departments at three research universities to watch their reviews of candidates, and she interviewed faculty … Continue reading

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New Atheist Logic

According to New Atheists, religion is evil.  In fact, it is one of the greatest evils on the planet.  The Gnus love to quote Steven Weinberg , “With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can … Continue reading

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Harris vs. Myers

May all the enemies of reason and civility be as foolish as PZ Myers…. — Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg) January 4, 2016 Both Harris and Myers claim to be champions of Reason and Evidence.  I think they are able to convince … Continue reading

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