Faith Off

Jews versus Muslims. Who wins? How about Hindus against Buddhists? We will soon find out… Faith Off, the working title of a series on the Islam Channel, will attempt to promote good relations and mutual respect between Britain’s religious communities. Two teams of four will go head to head in each episode, answering quick-fire and [Read More...]

Biblical Literalism and IQ

Razib at Gene Expression used data from the General Social Survey for certain religious denominations and compared them to the proportion of followers in that faith who believe the Bible should be interpreted literally. He put IQ levels on the vertical axis and the percent of Bible-is-literal believers on the horizontal axis. Here’s what he [Read More...]

Taking Evolution on Faith

There are religious people who accept evolution. Not enough of them. But many of them. Art is one example. He accepted evolution even after he became a Born-Again Baptist. In college, though, he realized he was making the mistake of taking it on faith. It took a more scientifically-versed friend to fully explain the implications [Read More...]

I Knew I Liked Harry Potter for a Reason

Hermione always was the brightest one at Hogwarts… (via My Confined Space) [tags]atheist, atheism, Harry Potter, Hermione[/tags] [Read more...]

What Needs to Change?

It’s the end of the school year. I’ve started asking my high school students informally what they wish would’ve been different in math this year. It’s my first year of teaching so the list is going to be long. Among the things I’ve heard: Less lecturing, less homework, more review time before tests, more going [Read More...]