Stupid Atheist Meme #3: Freethinker = Atheist

LINK (to my old Secular Web article from 2001) … [Read more...]

Jerry Coyne Blocking: Episode II

I'll make this very brief and to the point. Jerry Coyne wrote something on his website. (The details don't even matter, but if you're curious, you can read the article here.) A scientist named Ben Allen disagrees with something Coyne wrote. Allen submits a comment critical of Coyne's claim in the combox on Coyne's website. Allen is subsequently blocked from his site. Because of the scientific nature of the disagreement and Allen's scientific credentials, however, Allen attracts the attention of … [Read more...]

Reza Aslan Claims Harris and Dawkins Aren’t Atheists

"Renowned scholar" Reza Aslan wrote an article for with the title, "Sam Harris and 'New Atheists' Aren't New, Aren't Even Atheists." I don't know if this title was chosen by him or his editors, but it's false. To deny that Sam Harris or Richard Dawkins are atheists is as ridiculous as to deny that the Pope is Catholic.If one can look beyond the absurdity of the title's claim, however, I find much in the article to agree with.The "New Atheism" isn't new. Criticism of the "New … [Read more...]

Justin Schieber on Dogmatism

"Ignoring faults of arguments that agree with your conclusions is what leads to dogmatism." … [Read more...]