Generally, I try to avoid debates on topics that contain more than 14 letters. Today I will make a rare exception. You see, there’s a new book, Unscientific America, arguing that scientific illiteracy threatens our future. I have no doubt this is true. Just last weekend I wore my Maxwell’s Equations T-shirt out to a [...]
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Over in the Huffington Post, writer Kamran Pasha has landed the coveted “I’ve got a book to sell, and so I’ve been invited to write a poorly-argued essay about current events that will allow me to repeatedly plug my book over the course of several thousand words” slot. Today’s essay is all about how Angels [...]
If you’re a Christian (or a Jew), you’ve probably noticed that it’s hard to believe in both science and the Bible. Human Genome Project leader (and evangelical Christian) Francis Collins has noticed this too: After his best-selling The Language of God came out three years ago, Collins began receiving thousands of e-mails — primarily from [...]
Over at the Friendly Atheist, Hemant challenges people to describe the chronology of their religious transformations. Here’s mine: 4: noticed gaping logical errors in C.S. Lewis books 5: found the “Captain Kangaroo” episode “Mr. Green Jeans and the Argument from Design” utterly uncompelling 6-7: watched “Superbook” and became concerned that none of my Bibles allowed [...]