Reading Time: 6 minutes The late astronomer Carl Sagan once wrote in his book Contact, “For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” It’s only fitting, then, that his daughter Sasha Sagan has carried on his legacy with her own book focusing on secular rituals that provide meaning in our lives. In this exclusive […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes Way back in the 1990s, the late, great cosmologist Carl Sagan saw America sliding toward a precipice of ignorance. Since, we’ve slid much farther.
Reading Time: 7 minutes John W. Loftus has just endorsed my forthcoming book on the Resurrection in the following manner: Hitchens’s Razor, not Bayes’s Theorem, is the proper tool to use against the “absolute baselessness” of the resurrection belief (per David F. Strauss, as quoted in this book). There’s no objective evidence for it. The testimonial evidence is abysmally […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes My own grandmother, as others when nearing their life’s end, suddenly began thinking more realistically about the here and now.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The Guardian recently ran an article that provokes some interesting thought and discussion. If we are close to finding alien life (for the sake of argument, though the number of exoplanets discovered is constantly rising), how would this affect the major religions of the world? Santhosh Mathew writes: The interaction with alien life is not just being […]
Reading Time: 10 minutes I watched that new Cosmos show’s first episode last night. I had to reach for a tissue at the end when Neil deGrasse Tyson, the host, talked about how he’d met Carl Sagan, the famous host of the previous Cosmos incarnation. He talked about how he’d been this black teenager out of the Bronx, but […]
Reading Time: 8 minutes Many of you will have come across the superb videos of skydivephil on You Tube and embedded across various forums. That is, unless you have had your heads buried in the sand. I first came across them when they critiqued william Lane Craig on the Kalam Cosmological Argument as can be seen here:
Reading Time: 15 minutes One of the quotes going around the atheist movement is this one popularized by Carl Sagan: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” And that sentence would have spelled the end of my belief much faster if I’d heard it many years ago. It’s definitely on my list of “Stuff I Wish I’d Heard About Before Getting […]