Religion posts

Continuing the Christendom-Caliphate war

Is it just me, or is the current round of anti-Islam sentiment just a revival of the medieval anti-Caliphate/crusade mentality? ...
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The History of Life: Before Aristotle 4 – Plato and the birth of design

As we have seen, Greek thought before Aristotle tended to fall into two broad camps on the nature of life ...
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The place of religion in democratic secular countries

There is a religion which oppresses women, which is enthusiastically adopted by marginalised groups, which hates democracy and which has ...
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On tribalism

Humans evolved in tribes, our species’ equivalent of the general primate troop structure. This meant that members of the tribe ...
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Genes – the language of God 6: Theological implications

Genes – the language of God 0: Preface Genes – the language of God 1: Genes as Language Genes – ...
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Genes – the language of God 5: God and genes

Genes – the language of God 0: Preface Genes – the language of God 1: Genes as Language Genes – ...
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Genes – the language of God 4: Why genes aren’t a language

Genes – the language of God 0: Preface Genes – the language of God 1: Genes as Language Genes – ...
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Morality and Evolution 3: Apes and populations

[Morality and Evolution 1 2 3 4 5 6 7] Humans are apes, evolutionarily speaking. That is, while we are named distinctly in the vernacular usage ...
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Book review: Understanding Evolution

I posted this on Panda's Thumb, but I thought I would repeat it here. I occasionally get books for review ...
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Closet Darwinism, and definitions

Every so often, somebody makes the case that “Darwinism”, “Darwinist” and “Darwinian”, being the generic noun, the individual term, and ...
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Accommodating Science: Neurobiology and the mind 1

[This is part of the as yet unfinished section of the “Which Science? chapter.] The argument over evolution versus intelligent ...
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Accommodating Science overview

I have done quite a lot of blogging under this heading lately so I thought it might be useful to ...
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Accommodating Science: the backfire effect, and conclusion

[This is the final section of the book. I will return to the section on neurobiology and religion later.] The ...
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Accommodating science: Strategy

[This is part of the final chapter. It is unfinished, but I have to move on to some other activities, ...
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Accommodating science: Faith and reason

[This is the penultimate chapter. I can’t be bothered trying to get the references or footnotes included in the posts, ...
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Accommodating science: Evolution and change

Robert J. Berry is a geneticist at University College London. He is also an evangelical Christian and has written a ...
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Accommodating science: Geology and Time

Some religions have no real view of history, while others hold to some kind of eternal cycle, but the western ...
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Accommodating science: Astronomy

If science and religion do conflict, what are the points of conflict that have occurred? These tend to have arisen ...
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Religion is mental?

Over at Chris Stedman’s blog, he posted 5 reasons why atheists shouldn't call religious people mentally ill: 1. Even if ...
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Carroll v. Craig – a telling comment

Sean Carroll just debated William Lane Craig. In his summing up, Sean wrote In terms of style, from my perspective ...
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