John J. May was due to publish a book titled, “The Origin of Specious Nonsense.” I know not of him nor his book but the fracas surrounding him and his book may be of interest.
John Horgan wrote:
Early in his career, the philosopher Karl Popper…called evolution via natural selection "almost a tautology" and "not a testable scientific theory but a metaphysical research program."
Attacked for these criticisms, Popper took them back.
But when I interviewed him in 1992, he blurted out that he still found Darwin's theory dissatisfying. "One ought to look for alternatives!"
PZ Myers has picked a bone with Mitch Daniels as Daniels was prompted to make certain statements about atheism. Mitch Daniels is the Governor of Indiana whom PZ Myers, in accordance with his characteristically belligerent mannerism, has chosen to refer to as, “profoundly stupid…a mindless ratbag.”
How the Scienceblogs tables have turned.
Just a few years ago PZ Myers fellow Sciencebloggers were complaining about his general lack of substance and about his cult of personality amen chorus of adherents whom were dubbed the screechy monkeys
PZ Myers should be thankful that Scienceblogs is not about science blogs and does not demand science on its Scienceblogs or else 99.9% of all posts on his pseudo-science blog
Interestingly enough, having noted that since some atheists refuse to debate “creationists” but then go on to debate some of those people but not others, it is clear that they are, in reality, being selective and making excuses for absconding from difficulties (even though he is so very, very wrong at least the same cannot be said of Christopher Hitchens).
you don't even have a heavenly father at all, the imaginary guy…
Reality is harsh, man. But it is reality…
Our cosmic father did not and does not exist…
the imaginary guy you are worshipping is actually a hateful monster…
a bad and tyrannical father…
PZ Myers was kind enough to affirm that which I have repeatedly repeated:
PZ Myers has picked a bone with Mitch Daniels as Daniels was prompted to make certain statements about atheism. Mitch Daniels is the Governor of Indiana whom PZ Myers, in accordance with his characteristically belligerent mannerism, has chosen to refer to as, “profoundly stupid…a mindless ratbag.” 1
It appears that another one of those newspaper-blog-column wars ensued on June 2009 AD regarding atheism. Andy Birkey’s article Kersten’s back at the Strib… and riling up atheists is a one stop shop for the same, old, tired, and ubiquitously discredited atheist talking points.
And another snipped of the atheist game plan is revealed or, rather, reiterated.
The contents of “The Wedgie” Document continues to grow as atheists reveal their ongoing attempts to push their particular concepts of atheism into culture, politics and the public school classroom in the guise of “science.”
Richard Dawkins, being a masterful biologist, zoologist and the recently retired Charles Symoni Professor for the Public Understanding of Atheism, seems just the right person for the job of critiquing a book on Creationism. He has indeed taken up the task. Richard Dawkins wrote an elucidating critique of Atlas of Creation by the Muslim creationist Harun Yahya which is entitled "Venomous Snakes, Slippery Eels and Harun Yahya."
Oft have I pondered why it is that atheists rely on, or seem to rely on, or claim to rely so heavily on "science." In my essay Omni-Science I pondered this question and concluded that science has nothing to offer atheism. I now wish to succinctly state why there is no necessary correlation between atheism and science and why the atheist coercion of science leaves the atheist staring into a corner.
Sam Harris is kind enough to state "it is possible to be a scientist and still believe in God - as some scientists seem to manage it." Yes, "some." What is "some"? Perhaps he should have stated, "Some of the greatest scientists that the world has ever known. In fact, the very ones who established virtually every field of scientific research/methodology." Indeed, elsewhere he does state, "Christians invented physics."1 He then quotes statistics stating that "engagement with scientific thinking tends to erode, rather than support, religious faith_93% of the members of the National Academy of Sciences do not [believe in a personal God]."
Prof. Richard Dawkins shows the children paintings of various ape to man transitions walking through pretty flowers,
"Homo Habilis...Australopithecus. He is probably a direct ancestor of this one...Ramapithecus, that would be possibly an ancestor...not just of us, but also of all the great apes...[and] an early primate."
He continues by showing them paintings of other creatures,
On July 14, 2008 AD the homepage of Sam Harris' website made one of the funnies statements you will ever read.
The homepage was describing a project to transfer Steve Wells' "Skeptic's Annotated Bible Qur'an, and Book of Mormon" to the Reason Project.
It is stated,
Steve spent the better part of a decade annotating these holy books and highlighted all passages notable for their historical inaccuracy, internal contradictions, scientific errors, absurdity, injustice, cruelty, sexism, intolerance, etc. (he also flagged the good parts).