Reading Time: 3 minutes Jerry Coyne, over at Why Evolution Is True (a great blog), has talked about a real gem of a hoax, based on the original Sokal hoax. The Sokal affair was famous int he academic world and is summed up by wiki as follows:
Reading Time: 4 minutes Listen up, atheists! What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. We’ve asked Christians what it would take them to change their minds. Now: what would it take for you to change YOURS?
Reading Time: 2 minutes Groundhog Day (February 2) is a day when we can celebrate some old wives’ tale about groundhogs seeing their shadow, but few know about the religious foundation of this holiday.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue enjoys getting agitated about this or that perceived insult against his religion, but he’s delighted with a new study showing the religious to be more generous. A little research uncovers a different story, however.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Oh my cosmos, he does it again. William Lane Craig has moved from the Slaughter of the Canaanites to trying to make sense of the massacre in Connecticut in the context of Christmas. Get ready to scream at the computer screen.
Reading Time: < 1 minute It’s time for another video instalment! This time I concentrate on issues surrounding the coherence of a famous chap named Jesus. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlHI31JYbzE[/youtube]
Reading Time: 3 minutes Contrast the recent violence in the Middle East over perceived insults to Islam with a couple of historical examples (Japan a century ago and the Islamic Golden Age). Has the Islamic world missed an opportunity?
Reading Time: 2 minutes A map of world religions shows that, in contrast to science, religious answers to life’s Big Questions depend on location—hardly a compelling foundation on which to build truth claims.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Project Reason’s annual video contest has six short, pithy videos. Here’s my favorite.
Reading Time: 2 minutes IBM-compatible MS-DOS PCs used to start up displaying a C-prompt (the “C:>” with a blinking cursor). We don’t conclude anything transcendental from this. Similarly, most humans have an innate sense of morality, but we can’t conclude anything transcendent from this either.