Category Archives: New Atheism

Atheists Stand By Jeffrey Epstein

From here: At least two grant recipients in academia are standing by Epstein, saying he remains a friend: Krauss and Robert Trivers, a Rutgers University biologist. Trivers said Epstein is a person of integrity who should be given credit for … Continue reading

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Getting it Wrong

Ten years (plus two days) ago to this date, Jerry Coyne attacked Francis Collins, opposing his nomination to head the NIH: I am funded by the NIH, and I’m worried. Not about my own funding (although I’m a heathen cultural … Continue reading

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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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Hey Max Boot, Here’s Why I Would Be Unlikely to Vote for an Unapologetic Atheist

Atheist Max Boot wrote an article for the Washington Post complaining that people won’t vote for an atheist for President. Boot offers up the typical, self-serving argument about how atheists are victims: Atheists are looked down upon because of the … Continue reading

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Defeating Sam Harris’s Argument about Science and Religion

I thought I would take some time to look at some of the “classic” New Atheist essays where they assert the incompatibility of science and religion. Today, I will look at Sam Harris’s essay, “Science Must Destroy Religion.” Harris quickly … Continue reading

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The New Atheist Movement: An Autopsy

There seem to be more and more articles out there trying to explain the demise of the New Atheist movement.  Since none of these articles seems especially insightful to me , as a long time observer of the New Atheist movement, … Continue reading

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Coyne Denies He Ever Opposed Francis Collins’ Nomination to Head the NIH

Over at this web site, someone named Eddie wrote: You’re saying the TE leaders should never have feared the reproach of the secular scientists. Well, tell that to Francis Collins, whose appointment to the NIH was originally opposed, or loudly … Continue reading

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New Atheism Was a Reaction to 9/11

A couple more articles about the death of the New Atheist movement have been recently published.  Atheist Adam Lee mentions them: Is the New Atheist movement dead? If it’s not, a lot of people seem prepared to write its obituary. … Continue reading

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Child abuse?

New Atheists have long insisted that the religious indoctrination of children is a form of child abuse.  Yet, according to this logic, the political indoctrination of children would also be a form of child abuse.  Meaning……these kids are victims of … Continue reading

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Dawkins vs. Harris

What explains this? Dawkins has always been the heart of New Atheism, meaning its decline and his decline are linked at the hip. Harris, probably because of his Hollywood background/connections, is much more media savvy and branched out from New … Continue reading

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