Category Archives: Science and Religion

The British Humanist Association Part 1 – “How do we know what is true?”

The British Humanist Association this week launched four short videos on the internet to help better explain what Humanism is and what Humanists stand for. Each of them is narrated very professionally by the actor Stephen Fry. Since they touch … Continue reading

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In defense of Pigliucci

The title should read: In defense of Pigliucci with one major caveat! I’ll get to what it is later. It’s not uncommon to find people who take the view that ‘atheists’ (since I’m reading Boghossian currently I won’t even attempt … Continue reading

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Scientism: Overview of a frustrating conversation

Scientism is often defined along these lines: “Scientism is a term used to refer to belief in the universal applicability of the scientific method and approach, and the view that empirical science constitutes the most authoritative worldview or most valuable part of human … Continue reading

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The Conflict of Science and Religion

If you are the kind of person who is interested in the historical relationship between science and religion then you will really enjoy this book. The only quibble I have is with the title of the book. It’s not really … Continue reading

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Why I worry about the Ken Ham vs Bill Nye debate

Let me make my admission up front. I am a theist who accepts evolution. I think evolution is an incredibly well-supported scientific theory and that anyone who looks at the evidence rationally ought to conclude it is true. But I … Continue reading

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