Tag Archives: philosophy

Heathen's Progress

Heathen’s Progress: Julian Baggini on Atheism & Nihilism

I just finished writing a post over at A Borrowed Flame about John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, so it's apt that I write here about Julian Baggini's refreshlingly honest piece about contemporary Atheism in the Guardian which is part of his series entitled ...

Why God won’t go away – by Alister McGrath

Why God won't go away Is the New Atheism running on empty? by Alister McGrath Paperback, Thomas Nelson, 2011   Following the events of 9/11 a phenomena has arisen in western culture which has been called New Atheism, and it's leading exponents, Sam Harris, ...

Ceiling Cat h8z teh Yewtheefro Dielemmer

Whether you think the Euthyphro Dilemma has been answered or not, this video (via David Gibson) is pretty amusing: Note to self: before spouting off philosophy, remove all cute animals from vicinity. And here is the Euthyphro Dilemma in Lolcat: Teh Yewtheefro Dielemmer How do we ...

Things Findo Found – 26.05.11

In no particular order: Atheists shouldn’t damn the Bible with faint praise - Roy Williams Why Conservative churches are growing - Albert Mohler How the heck did we get our bible? - Stephen Altrogge What Stephen Hawking doesn't understand about heaven - N.T. Wright Transforming ...

Prof. Kenneth Miller on faith & science

Kenneth Miller is the Professor of Biology at Brown University. In a recent New Statesmen article he writes: I regard scientific rationality as the key to understanding the material basis of our existence as well as our history as a species. ...

Does disagreement about morality mean it is subjective?

It's often claimed that because different groups or societies have different views on the morality of certain things, then morality cannot be objective, but is thus subjective. But this argument tends to fall down when we see one group claim ...

Review: The Language of God- Francis Collins

The Language of God: A scientist presents evidence for belief by Francis Collins Paperback, Pocket Books 2007   Another Amazon / Bookdepository review: Interesting, but tries to cover too much ground Dr Francis Collins is one of the worlds leading scientists, heading up the ...

Rational Intelligibility and Special Pleading

In this video which I posted recently, Professor John Lennox argues that the rational intelligibility of the universe points towards a rationally intelligent cause. I made a similar point on twitter to which my regular sparring partner replied: In the interests ...

Naturalism and fishing nets

Trying to argue with someone who is using circular reasoning can be very frustrating. Quite often, evangelical atheists will defend their philosophical naturalism by pointing to science. There is often a hidden assumption of Scientism too, whereby only empirical proof ...

Reply: Is the Universe Necessary?

Over at Godless.biz, Andrew Skegg has written a post 'is the universe necessary?' quoting me from some comments made in a discussion on that issue, so I suppose I should reply (have a read of those links first). There's a number ...