Category: Atheism

Back to basics — rationality (not rationalism) 101 . . . including moral common sense

  It seems necessary — in the teeth of too much obfuscatory rhetoric spread out like a squid escaping behind a cloud of ink — to lay out some basics of reasoning in general and about morality in particular for record, yet again. This time, by clipping, slightly adapting and highlighting an in-thread comment here: […] more

Huh? Actually, we thought Little Richie (Dawkins) was a special creation, just for us…

Sal Cordova points to a YouTube portraying Richard Dawkins as a nasty little twerp, and Larry “genetic drift” Moran thinks it originated in the ID community. Unclear why because the vid is really not about our usual questions and concerns. more

Is Richard Dawkins “a terrible example” of an atheist?

Stevens is right, but the problem lies deeper than he thinks. What materialist atheism is doing to science, it is also doing to itself. more

John Mark Reynolds (Phillip Johnson friend) vs. Freedom from Religion Foundation president …

… on issues of interest to Uncommon Descent readers. Apparently Dan Barker hates design in nature as well as religion, and John Mark Reynolds promotes both more

Sexual harassment at Scientific American?

Must be Tuesday. more

An example of why atheist creation stories should not be taught in tax-funded schools

He (the atheist) believes that accidents could create something which he (the intelligent being) cannot properly mimic. more

So the Large Hadron Collider didn’t promote a new atheist cosmology?

After all that money, darn. more

Coffee!! Atheist of the year fired for misrepresenting credentials

Story: Additionally, she was named the organization’s public relations director in the same year. more

What your moral and intellectual superiors are reading

All such no-God-needed societies are living off the capital of earlier, devout generations. Also, they tend not to have many children to pass their system on to, and are thus overtaken by people who do not share their views. more

Broadcaster tells new atheists: Quit whinging

Enright: Atheists are not being prosecuted or silenced. They are lovingly tended by media interviewers, me included, and their nuanced arguments are politely acknowledged. more

From the latest Salvo: Eric Hedin & the Contested Boundaries of Science

The guy who was not allowed to teach a course that featured information pro design in the universe, but other profs were allowed to teach against it? Background story here. more

Sunday Times calls Dawkins’ autobiography “fatally smug”

Smug is boring. The Pope in Rome can be boring and it doesn’t matter, but this guy can’t be. Jenni Russell tells us, … more

“We, the undersigned atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and other non-believers, hereby condemn Richard Dawkins”

We, the undersigned atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and other non-believers, hereby condemn Richard Dawkins’ continued comments trivializing what he termed ‘mild’ sexual abuse of children. Dr. Dawkins is seen by many as a representative of the atheist community — but when it comes to his dismissive comments on the incredibly serious topic of sexual abuse, […] more

The Fight For Academic Freedom at Ball State University

By now, I’m sure most of you have heard about the academic freedom controversy surrounding Ball State University and the investigation of physics professor, Eric Hedin (pronounced he-deen).  Discovery Institute’s Evolution News and Views has published several stories over the past few weeks, most notably this, this, this and this.  (Articles on the entire saga […] more

Dawkins supports Christmas?

A Google search on Dawkins pedophilia generates 126,000 hits, the top of which are from name sites. more

Happy anti-theist PZ Myers takes issue with pitiless Richard Dawkins over pedophelia

The anti-theist soap opera continues. PZ used to fawn over Dawkins, but no longer. I was surprised Dawkins didn’t even give so much as a tweet for PZ’s book, now it is apparent why — the two don’t seem to be bosom buddies anymore. PZ writes: I’ve strained to pardon Richard Dawkins’ many insensitivities — […] more

If Darwinism were true, what is there to gain?

Nothing. First, let us compare Darwinism against real scientific theories like electro-magnetism. If electro magnetism is true, then we already know what there is to gain by electro-magnetism being true. We can build appliances that work on electricity and magnetism. We can build radios, cell phones, computers and space ships and do all sorts of […] more

Idol? Never meet your idol: Richard Dawkins episode

Skepchick: I think it says a lot about the atheist movement, that a famous speaker can use his position in order to keep someone else off the lineup, and the movement willingly obliges. more

Atheist philosophers dissenting from Darwin … what they are really saying …

These guys are, by temperament, stuck with the intellectual life, which they understandably want to live and can no longer live under the constraints that cultural Darwinism requires. more

Others are talking about: Atheist philosopher Jerry Fodor’s What Darwin Got Wrong

Egnor: Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piatelli-Palmarini’s book What Darwin Got Wrong was published in 2010. Having read it now, perhaps belatedly, I can report that it is a masterpiece. more

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