|June 28, 2015||Posted by News under Climate change, Intelligent Design, News, Philosophy, Religion|
Closing off our religion coverage for the week: Further to Pope Francis’ adviser is a science pantheist? (And this in an age when the human mind is widely regarded among the intelligentsia as an illusion, shaped for fitness, not for truth), The Guardian asks, Is science policy a theological matter? The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ […]
|June 20, 2015||Posted by News under Climate change, Intelligent Design, Religion, Science|
Is this a fair assessment? From City Journal: Shortly after the Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was consecrated Pope Francis in 2013, news stories reported that the new pontiff wanted to build a stronger relationship between the Catholic Church and science—one that saw science not in opposition to, but compatible with, religious belief. Some months […]
|June 18, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, News, Religion, Science|
Libertarian John Stossel writes This year is the 10th anniversary of a book called “The Republican War on Science.” I could just as easily write a book called “The Democratic War on Science.” Oh yes, that’d be the one by Chris Mooney. Wasn’t he the fellow who claimed that the big shill for 99% DNA […]
|June 7, 2015||Posted by News under Atheism, News, Religion|
Closing our religion coverage for the week, as so often, with the new atheists, we note an op-ed in the New York Times asking for a theology of atheism. (It must be new atheism because the old-fashioned atheism didn’t ask for a theology, by definition.) Here: I’d come for Sunday Assembly, a godless alternative to […]
|May 26, 2015||Posted by News under Information, News, Religion|
What’s needed to drive this increase? Just three things: selection, replication, and mutation.” – Kenneth Miller, Only a Theory, p. 77 Thoughts? See also: Wow. Catholic Darwinism goes nuts. A mass for Darwin. Or is this a joke? Open a window, someone, please. Follow UD News at Twitter!
|May 25, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, News, Religion|
We ran a bit late on our religion coverage yesterday. The new atheists have not produced as many interesting scandals and uproars recently. Besides it is gardening season in many places anyway. That said, catching up, here is something O’Leary for News certainly didn’t know: A few years ago, a Mass was composed titled “Missa Charles […]
|May 21, 2015||Posted by Granville Sewell under Intelligent Design, Religion|
My new Discovery Institute Press book “In the Beginning and Other Essays on Intelligent Design (2nd edition),” includes an Epilogue entitled “Is God Really Good?” which attempts to deal with the “problem of pain.” Given that one of the primary criticisms of ID is the inaccurate claim that it is just an attempt to dress […]
|May 11, 2015||Posted by News under Darwinism, Intelligent Design, Naturalism, News, Religion|
Scolds science writer John Farrell at Aeon: The Vatican still refuses to endorse evolutionary theory- – setting a billion believers at odds with modern science He; right, you know. We Catholics haven’t done near enough for the Other Billion — who belive in Darwin and in every a-crock-alypse going, especially the ones that prevent poor […]
|May 3, 2015||Posted by News under Atheism, language, News, Religion|
The new atheists have been holding out on us lately. On the other hand, someone told us about this Raw Story item: Professional atheist Sam Harris looks like an idiot in this email exchange with Noam Chomsky My, my. What do readers think? Is it no longer cool to be a new atheist? Follow UD […]
|May 3, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Religion, Science|
Jazz Shaw at Hot Air advises us all as to what a scientist’s wife thinks God must do to kep is ratings high: I can only imagine how eager you all are to redefine God in a radically new and empowering way, and your various church and temple leaders will doubtless be looking forward to […]
|April 10, 2015||Posted by Granville Sewell under Religion||
I have written a “Theological Supplement” to my new Discovery Institute Press book “In the Beginning and Other Essays on Intelligent Design, 2nd edition.” It is theological, not scientific, so it is not part of the new book, and some may feel I should not even be introducing it here at UD. But here is […]
|March 26, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, brains and computation vs contemplation, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Religion, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Selective Hyperskepticism|
In a recent UD thread on evidence vs selectively hyperskeptical dismissal, AS has been challenging that “religious” belief [= theism as worldview, worked into way of life] is ill founded, lacks evidence beyond testimonials, and the like. (Such is not new, already at UD I have had occasion to rebut his blanket dismissals of religious […]
|March 12, 2015||Posted by News under Naturalism, Religion|
Here at Evolution News & Views: Another claim we hear, from celebrity skeptic Michael Shermer for example, is that science — and he of course includes Darwinian mechanisms for evolution in that category — is objective knowledge that will save us from superstition. But in the United States, a 2007-2008 Baylor University survey reported that […]
|February 1, 2015||Posted by News under Culture, Intelligent Design, News, Religion|
just when we don’t need it. I am hearing this, but I cannot easily accept that a human mouth said it.
|January 28, 2015||Posted by Eric Anderson under Atheism, Philosophy, Religion|
I rarely set foot in a bookstore, having long ago succumbed to the Amazon.com convenience. But Saturday my son had an urge to buy some comic books — and he had to have them now. He waited semi-patiently, with regular reminders throughout the day of his desire — nay, his urgent need — to go […]
|December 21, 2014||Posted by News under Atheism, Culture, Intelligent Design, News, Religion|
Yes, but not by as much as you think.
|December 14, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Religion|
Maybe the government will fund God 2.0 for mental health and environment reasons?
|December 7, 2014||Posted by News under News, Religion|
Researchers: enhances and synchronises inherent cardiovascular rhythms
|November 16, 2014||Posted by News under Medicine, Mind, Neuroscience, News, Religion|
This isn’t really much of a surprise. The link between spirituality/religion and improved health is well established.
|November 16, 2014||Posted by News under News, Religion, Science|
Unbelievable? Scientific evidence versus religious belief – Jonathan McLatchie & Elliot George debate