|March 10, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Naturalism, Philosophy, Science|
Just a quick reminder to everyone that if you want to present at the Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism Online Conference, you have until March 15th (that’s Tuesday) to submit your abstracts!
|March 9, 2016||Posted by News under Culture, Intelligent Design, News, Peer review, Science|
Brought to you by the team that uncovered the water crisis in Flint, Michgan: Citizens in Flint could smell, taste and see that their water was contaminated almost immediately following the switch. But when they tried to bring their concerns to public officials’ attention, they were ignored, dismissed and ridiculed. (pause for sneering at the […]
|March 8, 2016||Posted by vjtorley under Intelligent Design, Philosophy, Science|
A week ago, I wrote an article, Feet to the fire, in response to Dr. Stacy Trasancos’s essay, Does Science Prove God Exists? Dr. Trasancos has been gracious enough to respond to my article. In this post, I’d like to make a final reply, and I will happily give her the last word, if she […]
|March 8, 2016||Posted by Barry Arrington under Intelligent Design, Philosophy, Science|
Nye sounds like old Uncle John discoursing on the “big issues” after six beers, except he is stone sober. Check it out: Why Are So Many Smart People Stupid About Philosophy?
|March 6, 2016||Posted by News under News, Peer review, Science|
So thinks Dr. 24hours: The “Creator” paper, Post-pub Peer Review, and Racism Among Scientists. So by now you probably know that PLOSONE retracted a paper about the mechanics of the hand for including phrases about “the mystery of the creator’s design”. Which sounds like an intelligent design argument sneaking into a scientific publication. Except it […]
|March 2, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Naturalism, Philosophy, Science|
The list and scope of presenters at the Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism conference continues to grow. The conference committee is very pleased with the response to the conference so far. Register today to be a part of it!
|February 25, 2016||Posted by News under News, Peer review, Popular culture, Science|
From RetractionWatch: Last Friday, WIRED editor Adam Rogers got a direct message on Twitter that no journalist wants to see. Christina Larson, a freelance writer in China, told him she had seen overlap with her own work in a few WIRED stories, and included links to the relevant pieces. “She was gracious, just asking for […]
|February 23, 2016||Posted by News under News, Peer review, Science|
From Phys.org: The study, presented at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C., surveyed nearly 500 astronomers, biologists, chemists, physicists and earth scientists to identify the core traits of exemplary scientists. “If you’re not curious, you’re probably not a real scientist,” he said. “The goal that you have […]
|February 21, 2016||Posted by News under Atheism, News, Religion, Science|
From UCambridge: The claim is the central proposition of a new book by Tim Whitmarsh, Professor of Greek Culture and a Fellow of St John’s College, University of Cambridge. In it, he suggests that atheism – which is typically seen as a modern phenomenon – was not just common in ancient Greece and pre-Christian Rome, […]
|February 21, 2016||Posted by News under Atheism, Intelligent Design, News, Religion, Science|
From “This is how science lost God: Atheism, evolution and the long road to Richard Dawkins’ latest Twitter controversy,” a book excerpt from A Brief History of Creation at Salon: Voltaire’s views on religion, like his views on nearly everything else, were sometimes arbitrary and often contradictory. They were united in their hatred of superstition, […]
|February 21, 2016||Posted by News under News, Religion, Science|
Also live streamed on YouTube Here: Saturday March 19, 7 – 9 pm EST What’s Behind It All? God, Science and the Universe A discussion of Evolution, Intelligent Design and Creation, featuring Lawrence Krauss, Stephen Meyer and Denis Lamoureux. Live at Convocation Hall in the University of Toronto. Sponsored by Wycliffe College in partnership with […]
|February 20, 2016||Posted by News under News, Peer review, Science|
Salt deniers. Who knew? From Science Daily: In the debate over salt’s health effects, scientists have effectively split into two camps and are talking past each other, according to a new study. … … you might’ve started hearing some skepticism recently about whether salt is really that bad for you. The critics say health recommendations […]
|February 20, 2016||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Religion, Science|
From Christian Scientific Society: The annual meeting will once again be held in Pittsburgh, this coming April 15-16 (Friday night and Saturday morning). The theme for this year’s meeting is “Fine tuning in cosmology and biology.” Apart from the great talks and debates, the annual meetings are a great time to fellowship with like-minded Christians […]
|February 18, 2016||Posted by News under News, Psychology, Science|
Sound of fiftieth shoe dropping. From “skeptic” Shermer Scientific American: Although there are many proximate causes, there is but one ultimate cause—lack of political diversity to provide checks on protests going too far. … The problem is most relevant to the study of areas “related to the political concerns of the Left—areas such as race, […]
|February 17, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Naturalism, Philosophy, Science|
The Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism conference is doing a design contest with a cash prize.
|February 16, 2016||Posted by News under Cosmology, Physics, Science|
From Sabine Hossenfelder interviewed by John Horgan at Scientific American (blgs): Horgan: I have reasons to resent Sabine Hossenfelder. 1: She has criticized my end-of-science thesis. 2: She’s a free-will denier. 3: Scientists who write for non-scientists make it harder for mere journalists to make a buck. In December, she lectured at a physics conference […]
|February 15, 2016||Posted by News under News, Peer review, Science|
Well, at least those who think it isn’t are making their views clearer. From science writer Michael Brooks at New Scientist: Ah, the naivety of the older generation. Nearly 500 eminent astronomers, biologists, chemists, physicists and earth scientists have been surveyed to identify the “core traits of exemplary scientists”. Their answer? Honesty is critical, second […]
|February 8, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Naturalism, Philosophy, Science|
I am pleased to announce that the Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism 2016 online conference (AM-Nat) is now open for registration. The conference is online, so everyone who wants to attend should be able to do so easily.
|February 1, 2016||Posted by DonaldM under Christian Darwinism, Darwinism, Design inference, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Naturalism, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Science, Philosophy and (Natural) Theology|
Before I put the issue with the United Methodist Church and Discovery Institute to rest, I want to make one last comment on the UMC’s Statement on Science and Technology, which I wrote about the other day. One of the most significant assertions in the statement is “We preclude science from making authoritative claims about […]
|January 29, 2016||Posted by News under Culture, Intelligent Design, News, Science|
Or “troo” facts. From APS Physics: Focus: Wikipedia Articles Separate into Four Categories But do we know which category we are reading? Wikipedia allows anyone to contribute to its millions of articles and doesn’t exert any central control, yet striking order has emerged, according to an analysis of the entire editing history of the English portion […]