Stephen LeDrew was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. He completed a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, took a break from academia to spend a year and a half teaching in Japan, and then moved to... Read More | Share it now!
David Rives posted this wonderful meme on Twitter with the offer to illustrate Isaiah 40:22.
"It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth." – Isaiah 40:22 pic.twitter.com/iPD2Fjqs8l
— David Rives (@TheDavidRives) September... Read More | Share it now!
This is definitely a non-topic. Ludwig Wittgenstein’s On Certainty – thoughts compiled from April 1950 to April 29, 1951 – does not show any clearer interest in “conspiracy theories”. The very phrase could be there and isn’t. Mental... Read More | Share it now!
The following lines will exploit the interview Tom Phillips gave to people from Infants on Thrones – The Philosophies of Men, Mingled with Humor (a website whose very title betrays a complex interest Mormon creeds). The interview appeared only... Read More | Share it now!
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Olaf Simons 06/02/2014 17:55: At the end of last month I had felt that I should step into this debate creationism vs. evolution in order to see what I would say and with the aim to get beyond it. But I... Read More | Share it now!
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2014-02-12: Ken Ham on Facebook: Ken Ham / Bill Nye Word Clouds.
2014-02-09: atheistrepublic.com: Debapriya Chatterjee: Despite Creationism Claiming Votes, Evolution Emerges as Winner.
By the end of the Nye-Ham Debate,... Read More | Share it now!
The debate was – as could be expected (see my posting before the debate) – neither apt to widen our knowledge about evolution nor, and that is far more precarious, nor did it shed much more light on Ken Ham’s creationism.
Nye gave his view on why... Read More | Share it now!
Watch it as long as it is available – and give us your opinions!
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Your posting, Sören, raises two fundamental questions for someone interested in the theories of knowledge at stake here.
Is there a democratic way to decide what is right and wrong in the field of knowledge? And if there is not: Do democracies still... Read More | Share it now!
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Whoever claims that he is giving the Bible a literal reading is either a modern historian who is interested in concepts quite different from his own, or intellectually insincere. The text of Genesis 1 is straight. God created the earth, he separated... Read More | Share it now!
Modern creationists tend to insinuate that they do basically share the beliefs with medieval and early modern authors. That is easier said than done. The very word creationism would not have crossed a Newton’s or a Locke’s mind – though Newton... Read More | Share it now!
US statistics 2012: 46% support creationism. Source Gallup http://www.gallup.com/poll/155003/hold-creationist-view-human-origins.aspx
Discussing creationism with pupils and students is usually difficult. US teachers are, as far as I can see, all too... Read More | Share it now!
The fact that someone from richarddawkins.net should speak against such interviews has of course an ironic twist. The titular saint of that site Dawkins himself has, as far as I can see, never resisted the temptation to venture such a... Read More | Share it now!
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Bill Nye talks about the debate here:
As soon as the debate has been announced, the question concerning the sense of debates with creationists arose. I will park some of these here.
Benjamin Radford discusses at news.discovery.com... Read More | Share it now!