Tag Archives: Scientism

New Atheist Subtle Attack on Science

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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Steven Pinker “Reviews” Coyne’s Book

It should be no surprise that New Atheist Steven Pinker would help promote the book of his fellow culture warrior, Jerry Coyne, with a positive review. Pinker begins his review with some historical revisionism: Between 2005 and 2007, a quartet … Continue reading

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Steven Pinker’s Subtle Attack on Science

Steven Pinker relies on some rather impressive sleight of hand to defend his scientism. Like most advocates of scientism, he postures as if he is merely defending science when he wants to defend the extreme views of scientism. He is … 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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Recycled Arguments

In 2002, Olga Homolova, a journalist from the Czech Republic wrote an article entitled, DREAM OF A GODLESS COUNTRY. ANTI-RELIGIOUS AND ATHEISTIC PROPAGANDA IN SOVIET RUSSIA IN THE 1920s. I have become intrigued by the parallels between the modern day … Continue reading

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Sam Harris in Retreat

If you read the two articles by Stenger and Pigliucci, it looks like Sam Harris is quietly trying to furiously backpedal. Stenger writes: Pigliucci severely misrepresents the views expressed by Harris in his 2010 book, The Moral Landscape: How Science … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Stenger Method paper

Let me summarize Demonstrating the Non-existence of God with the Stenger Method. First, you will note that I begin with two empirical facts: 1. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Victor Stenger, Jerry Coyne, and PZ Myers all misinform the public that … Continue reading

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Demonstrating the Non-existence of God with the Stenger Method

More and more leaders in the scientific community have uncovered the non-existence of god. This scientific conclusion has been reviewed by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins[1], neuroscientist Sam Harris[2], physicist Victor Stenger[3], evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne, [4] and developmental biologist PZ … Continue reading

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Atheist Biologist/Philosopher Gets Close to Showing What is Wrong with New Atheism

Massimo Pigliucci has published a paper that describes the New Atheists and then outlines some errors in their ideology. Pigiucci correctly identifies a defining trait of the New Atheists: the New Atheism approach to criticizing religion relies much more forcefully … Continue reading

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Dumbing Down Science

Surprise! Jerry Coyne becomes Steven Pinker’s cheerleader: I implore my readers to go through this four-page piece. In fact, I’ll say it’s required reading for this website……Read it now! I am not often a fanboy, but really, I find nothing … Continue reading

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