Tag Archives: richard dawkins

What if Richard Dawkins is (partly) right?

I've thought for some time now that Richard Dawkins was starting to lose a lot of credibility as a spokesman for Atheism. Calling for the arrest of the Pope probably didn't help, but I got the feeling that many middle-ground ...

Lennox, Dawkins and the ‘intellectually trivial’

The Auguust issue of Eternity has an insightful interview with John Lennox. I thought I'd just share this snippet: I noticed that in recent months and the last few years, in fact, that the German speaking world is very, very critical ...

Is science to blame?

In a recent article on the issue of gender-selection abortion*, Richard Dawkins writes: Why do we blame science for offering a method to do bad things? Science is the disinterested search for truth. If you want to do good things, science ...

What does Richard Dawkins have in common with an Eastbourne vicar?

See for your self. Richard Dawkins on the KJV Bible: (via Ruth Gledhill) And, from Glen Scrivener: (via Quarentia)

Why Dawkins won’t debate Craig

I had somewhat decided to spend less time discussing evangelical atheism, but I could resist this. Archbishop Cranmer wrote yesterday about Richard Dawkins refusal to debate William Craig Lane. Cranmer is being intentially provocative (as he tends to be), and indulges ...

“Universal principles” and justice

Like many people, I have been reading a number of responses to the death of Osama Bin Laden. There is much talk of justice, and some of it seemed to back up a point I tried to make recently.  Whether ...

Christianity and the Tooth Fairy

John Lennox is a professor at Oxford University where he teaches mathematics and the philosophy of science.

The problem of evil, naturally.

I've written in the past about the problems of evil and suffering, noting in particular that it's an emotional problem / argument rather than a logical disproof of God ( see also here and here). I recognise that it is ...

Kieth Ward, Materialist reductionism, semiotic meaning and the mind-brain problem, trains and cakes.

Andrew Skegg recently posted a blog post called Is empiricism self-refuting? It was a little confusing as the issue in question was actually more about whether Materialism is self-refuting, and to further confuse things, the opening quote (which I suspect ...

Dickson: The God-question

This is the second post highlighting RZIM's extract of John Dickson's latest book Life of Jesus: Who He Is and Why He Matters. The God-Question The world is a very religious place, and the much-heralded renaissance of skepticism dubbed the ...