How Genesis Is Not Only Literally False, But Metaphorically False

Mary Midgley argues that only the views of fundamentalist literalists are refuted by the fact of evolution: Appeals to evolution are only damaging to biblical literalism. Certainly the events described inGenesis¬†1 are not literally compatible with what science (from long before Darwin’s day) tells us about the antiquity of the Earth. But this is not [Read More...]

Do Religion And Science Simply Ask Different Questions?

PZ Myers with a solid post on why religion and science cannot meaningfully be said to simply be “answering different questions.”¬† Short answer why not—because religion is not answering any meaningful questions with anything like meaningful reasons. An excerpt: I mean, religion might well be the only avenue for addressing the question of how many [Read More...]


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