By Carol Tavris and Elliott Aronson – sounds like a must-read.… Read the rest
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‘Liberals tend to take for granted that everyone agrees on the value of toleration.’… Read the rest
Sartre takes those of us who see no evidence of a creator through the problem of how we should act in this world.… Read the rest
Along with Hague on Wilberforce, and Harry Potter.… Read the rest
It is the surrender of the mind to the body that AF cannot stand: mere body management, devoid of spirituality.… Read the rest
The new age caravanserai: astrologers, spirit mediums, faith healers, homeopathic medicine. … Read the rest
Angel therapy, psychic energy, clearing energy blockages in the meridian system, and the like.… Read the rest
‘At age 9-10 children should be taught: “There must be one khali-fah”.’… Read the rest
Best of luck, Haluk Ertan.
“Turkey is now the headquarters of creationism in the Islamic World. This is no longer only Turkey’s problem, it is now the problem of the whole civilized world,” says Haluk Ertan, a professor of molecular biology at Istanbul University. He’s one of a handful of Turkish scientists who have been working to counter creationism’s spread in the country.
But if you package pseudoscience nicely enough, it will win.
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In the past year, BAV has blanketed several European countries and the US with its glossy “Atlas of Creation,” a lavish 768-page tome weighing more than 13 pounds, sending it to scientists, professors, journalists, and schoolteachers…”Every Islamic bookshop I know of stocks Harun Yahya’s material. It
A handful of Turkish scientists have been working to counter creationism’s spread in the country. … Read the rest
Rather than a huge leap forward all we have is a small step.… Read the rest
Harvard drivel, but drivel nonetheless.… Read the rest
Sorry I’m a little quiet. You can thank the spambot, for one thing – it deposits comments (porn ads) on an old N&C, and I have to remove them. The number of comments has been steadily rising; it doubled between yesterday and today. Yesterday I had 8 pages to delete, today it’s 18. It’s a slow process – click ‘check all,’ click ‘delete,’ then wait, then click yes, then wait; repeat. 17 times. It’s slow, because I don’t have broadband. I can do other things at the same time, but it’s jerky and interrupted. Deleting 18 pages takes a very long time.
Anyway, it’s just as well for me to be quieter. I’ve learned that JS has to pay more … Read the rest
The notion that faith is a form of moral fortitude needs to be given the full point-and-laugh treatment.… Read the rest
If there is one feature which distinguishes medicine from quackery, it is that tradition of critical self-appraisal.… Read the rest
What’s really important is what you do with data. You can mispresent it, and scare people. Or not.… Read the rest
Another example of ‘the hassle barrier’: pretend controversies that rely on bald assertion.… Read the rest
Because scientific literacy does matter, whatever Mike Huckabee thinks.… Read the rest
For the record.… Read the rest