Jennifer Michael Hecht On The History Of Doubt And Atheism

Here is Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson at Hampshire College in 2007 discussing the the wrote the complicated history of doubt and atheism: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Disambiguating Faith By Soul Searching With Clergy Guy

Please don’t dismiss this post as too long to take a shot on reading through.  The debate it features promises to be candid and thorough and, I hope, thought-provoking for believers and unbelievers alike.  I hope you find it as worth your time to read as I found it worth mine to write.  It set [Read More...]

Disambiguating Faith: Faith Is Preconditioned By Doubt, But Precludes Serious Doubting

On Unreasonable Faith, there is thread chatting about doubt in the context of discussing  a quote from Descartes about the necessity to thoroughly doubt at least once in one’s lifetime.  In the ensuing discussion, Clergy Guy writes: Just wanted to chime in to say that I think one can have faith and doubts at the [Read More...]

Richard Feynman

Interesting discussion on what sorts of “big questions” physics wants to answer, from Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman, found on Pharyngula: [Read more...]


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