Watch this first – it’s my video about this issue which attempts to satirize both Tyson’s views on philosophy and the reaction they have provoked in some quarters: Recently Neil deGrasse Tyson made a stir with some comments about philosophy on the Nerdist podcast. Speaking clearly with a hint of jest, the world-famous science communicator [Read More…]
I have some serious words with Neil deGrasse Tyson about philosophy. The ghost of Carl Sagan looks on. [Read more…]
What: Speaking for Earth: Carl Sagan’s Scientific Spirituality Where: 30 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, 4th Floor When: 10:00 am Sunday April 20th Facebook Event Page Can science and spirituality be mixed? What might the combination of the two look like? And what is “spirituality” anyway? All these questions and more will be addressed in [Read More…]
Hannam argues that Christianity and Science have long coexisted and even worked together, and therefore there is no tension between faith and reason. This simply doesn’t follow. Hannam here commits a classic error of conflating the relationship between “science” and “religion” with the relationship between “reason” and “faith”.
These are seperable issues and should not be confused. [Read more…]
“I would suggest that science is, at least in my part, informed worship.”
Who said this? Perhaps you’re thinking it has a sense of the New Age about it, a slight hint of woo. Maybe it’s the sort of thing you might expect Deepak Chopra to say, an amalgam of pseudoscience and feel-good spirituality that is fed to credulous seekers for a “reasonable” price. It’s surely not, you may think, something any self-respecting naturalist would would allow to pass their lips… [Read more…]