Darwinism, the Religion of the New Atheists, is All About Reproduction

One of the more ironic mysteries of the atheist subculture is how it tends to attract an overwhelming number of guys who are way out at the end of the “unlikely to reproduce” end of the bell curve. If those guys used instead of worshipped their intellects, they might wonder why that is, or whether [Read More…]

“Admitted” Hah! Good one!

Whenever the Church restates something every educated Catholic–but no ignorant reporter–knows, the news is always treated as though the Church is finally capitulating to the beseiging hordes of modernity. So a week or so ago, the Pope pointed out the perfectly obvious fact that Jesus was born a couple of years before 1 AD. The [Read More…]

This is Fun

Mike Flynn, when he is not busy writing great science fiction that will be read for many years to come, is a statistician by trade.  His specialty being the contemplation of things like “randomness” and “chance” and other such things, he has been afforded an opportunity to think about the hoo hah that typically accompanies [Read More…]

Here’s something to make Fundamentalist heads explode

…whether they be atheist or Catholic.  The invaluable Mike Flynn writes: Eucharist The outward appearances of the bread and wine remain those of bread and wine, and so far as science runs that is all that science can say.  The bread and wine are not transformed.  They are transubstantiated.  The substance, the inner reality, is [Read More…]

Evolution as Metaphysical Fig Leaf

If I were to stop you on the street and say, “Hey! What do you believe about particle physics?” and you were *super* on the ball you’d shoot back, “Whaddaya mean ‘believe’?  Particle physics is not faith.  It’s science.  It’s about the measurement of the metric properties of time, space, matter and energy.  It’s not [Read More…]

A Twofer!

Believer in sociobiology and morality as by-product of evolution blathers something about morality, opens himself to a delightful tag team takedown by Leah Libresco *and* Mike Flynn.  All appeals to evolution as the basis of morality depend on the unspoken moral premise that existence is good and preferable to extinction.  Saying we “should” obey our [Read More…]

Mike Flynn Does a Bit of Rehab on Lamarck

The great Also Ran in the Evolution Theory Sweepstakes gets short shrift these days, even though he had a lot on the ball. Turns out some aspects of his theory are fit to survive after all. [Read more…]

Another Fun Piece from Mike Flynn

…on the Sacred Science of Evolution and its strange utility in manipulating political discourse. [Read more…]

A Curious Demonstration of How Darwinism is a Religion

A reader writes: I saw you mentioned New York Polyphony in a recent post and I thought you might be interested in this. I saw them live last year, and they were stellar! Very sensitive, articulate interpretations and a joy to hear. During the concert, they mentioned a commission they had coming up that piqued [Read More…]