Confirming Galileo: Hammer Vs. Feather On The Moon

Well, you know which one this website’s going to be pulling for: From the YouTube information listings: WEBSITE: http://www.teachertube.com On the surface of the Moon at Hadley Rille Apollo 15 Commander David Scott verifies Galileo’s discovery that all objects in gravity fields fall at the same speed. (via) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Debunking A Creationist Documentary Error By Error

djarm67, a scientifically literate theist, presents the creationist A Questions of Origins while correcting each distortion, oversimplification, and error as it occurs: There are six parts, watch them all if you have the time. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Physicist Steven Weinberg On The Question Of God

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Is The Idea Of “Nothing” Illusory?

I was thinking about the argument for the existence of God that hinges on the question of how something could come from nothing.  And I wondered, is nothing even an intelligible concept?  Everything we experience is something. We have a concept of zero since we can imagine there being zero of some particular thing either [Read More...]

Anatomy Of A Black Hole

A neat presentation of the nature and workings of black holes. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins on “Thinking The Improbable”

A captivating lecture: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Richard Dawkins Interviews Jesuit Astronomer Father George Coyne

An utterly fascinating dialogue, Coyne throughout is a novel, deeply scientifically informed, and riveting thinker and Dawkins puts exactly the right questions and brief challenges to him.  Watch all 7 parts, they’re great. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Naturalism As True By Definition

Jason Streitfeld weighs in on the question of naturalism or supernaturalism, treated by Sean Carroll here, John Pieret here, and Shane and me in these this post and then this one. Streitfeld’s post is excellent so read it in full. Scientists do not rely on any notion of the supernatural to formulate their conception of [Read More...]

Can Scientists Infer About Naturalism And Its Limitations?

John Pieret is not thrilled with Sean Carroll’s foray into the philosophy of science and metaphysics from Thursday. Particularly, he is (rightly) critical of Carroll’s dismissal of major theories of scientific demarcation as mere “mottos” and his apparently unnuanced and uncritical preference for Occam’s Razor in all cases.  Only in the final paragraph does he [Read More...]


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