Category Archives: Jerry Coyne

Jerry Coyne: Mighty Slayer of Straw Men

Another scientist, this time physicist Tom McLeish, has argued against the notion that science and religion are incompatible.  And sure enough, activist Jerry Coyne is again unnerved and feels the need to fire off a rapid response. But before looking … Continue reading

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Atheists and Science

Jerry Coyne is once again complaining that his readers don’t seem to care all that much for his science postings.  He spends significant time writing up some blog posting about a scientific finding and gets only a small handful of … Continue reading

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Muddled Thinking from Jerry Coyne

Conrad Black wrote an article entitled, “I put this as simply as possible: Many atheists are excellent, but atheism itself is hurting the West.”  Black has a good grasp on your average New Atheist: I have had as much as … Continue reading

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The Worst Atheist Book?

Philosopher Edward Feser wrote a short review of Coyne’s New Atheist book: Faith versus Fact is some kind of achievement. Biologist Jerry Coyne has managed to write what might be the worst book yet published in the New Atheist genre. … Continue reading

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Times Higher Education Reporter Puts Spotlight on Jerry Coyne’s Blog and Its “Bile”

Writing for the Times Higher Education, Matthew Reisz, recalls a previous article: Five years ago, I wrote an article arguing that the idea of a “war” between science and religion is not a very helpful one, given that “all-out wars … Continue reading

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Unhinged

Two terrorists murder 14 people in San Bernardino and how does New Atheist activist Jerry Coyne react?  He blames Republicans: The Republicans are an odious and now a murderous party. As I mentioned before, when we should be united against the … Continue reading

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More Coyne Hilarity

I just checked Jerry Coyne’s blog and, well, have a look at some of the LOLz on his blog. Sure enough, Coyne, who has this issue with spelling “twitter,” was indeed easily duped by the Kim Davis troll/Poe: Speaking of … Continue reading

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More Censorship From Jerry Coyne

Recall that last month, Gnu activist Jerry Coyne found a way to merge his need to censor opposing views with his desire to bully other people: So Coyne, who postures as a Champion of Free Speech, asks his readers to … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at an Atheist’s Evidential Needs

We’ve seen what Professor Coyne would count as evidence for the truth of Christianity/existence of God. So let’s have a look. “The following (and admittedly contorted) scenario would give me tentative evidence for Christianity. Suppose that a bright light appeared … Continue reading

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Jerry Coyne’s Evidential Demands

According to Dhay: Looks like like in FvF Jerry Coyne has updated what he would count as ‘Gap as evidence’; I quote this from Nick Peters’ Facebook page for 26 June 2015: So on pages 118-119, Coyne tells us that … Continue reading

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