The Sound Of Science

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Freethinkers: A source guide

Religionlink.com has just put up "Freethinkers: A source guide to atheists, humanists and other nontheists." It's intended as a resource guide for journalists interested in various forms of nonbelief, but it's useful for other purposes as well. It's worth a quick look. … [Read more...]

More on Theistic Explanation

The discussion following my earlier post on "the hard problem" has gone on at rather great length, and has broached a number of topics. One of those topics has been theistic explanation, and Alex Dalton and Dianelos Georgoudis have raised some points that need further argument and clarification. First, when, if ever, would a rational atheist such as (ahem) myself be driven, "as a last resort" to admit that something is inexplicable on naturalistic terms and concede that it must be due to the … [Read more...]

St Louis “Skeptics in the Pub”

I'll be in St Louis on October 22, speaking at a "Skeptics in the Pub" event. It'll be about Islam and science, particularly Muslim creationism.It should be interesting. … [Read more...]

Neoconservatism and critics of Islam

Ibn Warraq, the well-known critic of Islam and author and editor of books such as Why I Am Not A Muslim, has left the Center for Inquiry to join the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a neoconservative Washington DC think tank. [Thanks to David Harding for pointing this out to me.]There is an interesting tendency for the most vociferous critics of Islam to get wrapped up in neoconservative politics. Perhaps (and I can only speculate here) this has to do with the tendency for both popular … [Read more...]


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