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Ultimate questions

I've pretty much decided to retire this blog, and eventually import its archive into A Borrowed Flame (see here for why), however, why not go out with a bit of bang, with one last philosophical hurrah? My friend Chrys, who has given ...

Caught in the net? A reply to @askegg

Andrew Skegg recently posted a reply to an older post of mine highlighting Eddington's fishing-net analogy: Science is not the only way of knowing… Scientists who deny this would be well advised to consider limits of their own tools… [Eddington] described ...

A couple of interesting quotes from articles I read this morning..

This from Richard Coles regarding OccupyLSX outside St Paul's Cathedral (HT Mark Mynell): Christianity began with a PR disaster, on a hill outside Jerusalem. Out of it came unimaginable possibilities for new life and the transformation of the world, not in ...

Does the Archbishop of the Canterbury think @hemantmehta is cool?

Is Atheism cool? The Archbishop of Canterbury seems to think so. The Friendly Atheist is not so sure. Hemant Mehta has responded to Rowan Williams in a recent piece at the Washington Post, but I can't help but think that Hemant has ...

Does evolution lead to atheism?

Rachel Held Evans has a series of posts where her readers can ask questions of people of various labels (e.g., atheist, jewish, catholic etc.). In this post the questions are asked of BioLogos blogger and geneticist  Dennis Venema on the issue of ...

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, ...

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. ...

‘Fury’ at Templeton win for Rees

This is slightly amusing, but actually, the pettiness is quite sad. Project Reason (who, ironically, state one of their aims to be to reduce bigotry) reproduce an excerpt which implies that they too are 'furious' that Lord Rees has been ...

Things Findo Found – 9.4.11

  Religion is Irrational but so is Atheism - New Scientist: As well as referring to evidence which disproves the common theory that religious belief is about 'comfort' and due to lack of education they write: Our beliefs, behaviours and moral sentiments ...