Catholic Priest Tries to Use Pascal’s Wager in an Online Debate; An Atheist Politely Destroys Him

Edward Tarte has been having an online debate with a Catholic priest, Father TJ. (Incidentally, Father TJ attended the same seminary Edward went to before he became an atheist.) The latest point from Father TJ is essentially Pascal’s Wager: “What if I’m right and you atheists are wrong?” I love Edward’s response because it gets [Read More...]

In Case You Wanted to Know More About the Higgs Boson…

Watch this and learn something. And by “learn something,” I mean “my head hurts from Science but it feels so good”: (via PhD Comics) [Read more...]

When Did Neil deGrasse Tyson Start Using the Arguments of Christian Apologists?

***Update***: Dr. Tyson has responded to this thread here. … This is weird for me to say: Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t get it. In the video below, he claims to be an agnostic… but when you listen to his reasoning, it doesn’t seem like he knows the difference between an agnostic and an atheist. [Agnostic [Read More...]

I Hate to Break This To You, but Your Dog’s Not in Heaven

Over at Dogster, Kelly Pulley explains how her pets taught her to believe in god. Because if you *really* hope for something, then it automatically becomes real… My dogs have taught me about faith, particularly about faith in the unknown. They taught me how to take a leap of faith with their undying trust in [Read More...]

Skepticism: Then and Now

In the May/June 2012 issue of The Humanist, Brian Trent‘s cover story explores “the Forebears and the Vanguards of the New Skepticism”: In an earlier age, skepticism was not so much a movement as a pastime for older, male, upper-crust academics. It was spirited discussion over cigars and brandy. Today, the new skepticism is a [Read More...]