While our James Hoskins has pointed out that Steven Pinker could stand to take a few theology lessons, Ross Douthat’s been straightening out Sam Harris on his confused scientism. Apparently he thinks that science can determine human values in a meaningful way, to such a degree that he’s willing to pay $20,000 to anyone who can refute his central argument. Of course, that gives him 20,000 reasons to not buy the argument.
ELSEWHERE: Here Are 20,000 Reasons Harris Won’t Give up His Scientism
Derek Rishmawy is the Director of College and Young Adult ministries at Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Orange County, CA, serving college kids for the gospel. He’s been graciously adopted by the Triune God. That God has also seen fit to bless him with lovely wife named McKenna. He got his B.A. in Philosophy at UCI and his M.A. in Theological Studies (Biblical Studies) at APU. His passions are theology, the church, some philosophy, cultural criticism, and theology. He has been published at the Gospel Coalition, Mere Orthodoxy, and Out of Ur blog. He writes regularly at his Reformedish blog. You can connect on Facebook and can also follow him on Twitter at @DZRishmawy.