No, Professor Plantinga, Non-theism IS A Scientific Implication of Evolution

In a New York Times profile, Alvin Plantinga, a generation’s most prominent Christian philosopher, says a lot of highly disputable things about the supposed rationality of theism and the supposed irrationality of naturalism and atheism. He does this in the process of summarizing some of the theses of his new book on science and religion, [Read More...]

Why The Freethinker Community Should Outspokenly Applaud Jon Huntsman

Explicitly “embracing” evolution, acknowledging the existence of climate change, denouncing reckless political game playing with the debt ceiling, and contemptuously mocking southern secessionist fantasies should be minimal expectations of a presidential candidate, and not necessarily worthy of special praise (and especially not when one disagrees with that candidate’s overall policies). But, in this political climate, [Read More...]

A Creation Petting Zoo?

Keeping up with the amusement church theme found on the rest of the grounds, Profit Prophet Ham has a lovely little petting zoo, perhaps one of the two interactive exhibits available to catch the attention of children. [Read more...]

The Emergence Of Cooperative Systems

The Primate Diaries reviews a study by The American Naturalist describing how competitive bacteria form cooperative colonies. These high-level patterns emerge despite the fact that individuals in the colony behave selfishly. To understand the emergence of apparent cooperation, consider ants on a sidewalk: Have you ever wondered why ant trails in the city so often [Read More...]


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