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Hooray For Catholicism.

I read a post that talked about how much the catholic church has been a friend to science and the arts and cited examples like the father of the big bang being a catholic priest and various catholics who have … Continue reading

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Why I Love Religion.

The following is  an email I got explaining why my very polite and sensible comments on a few blogs at creationscience4kids.com (a wordpress blog) were not approved. The letter begins: Dear agnophilo, I haven’t been ignoring your comments, just asking … Continue reading

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Intelligent design.

A comment I gave I thought I would repost:   The reason intelligent design is dismissed is that (in science) it’s not empirically testable, ie cannot be used to make successful or repeated predictions, and (in philosophy) not only have … Continue reading

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Humans Are Animals (Literally).

We use the term “animal” to refer to any animal species except humans and often to contrast ourselves with them, ie “stop behaving like an animal”, or “what were you born in a barn?”.  We think of animals with contempt … Continue reading

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Anyone Here Who Still Rejects Evolution?

I think the only people left who occasionally post anti-evolution blogs are the ones that blocked me for fact-checking them ages ago, and even they seem to be far and few between.  Have the evolution deniers on xanga changed their … Continue reading

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The Whole “We Didn’t Come From Apes” Thing.

If someone said we descended from lizards I might scoff, but if everyone was born with teeny tiny scales all over their bodies and occasionally someone was born looking like this: be honest, wouldn’t you rethink the idea? Well people … Continue reading

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How To Believe Things Productively.

I left this comment somewhere, you know the drill: It comes down to why people believe something – if they believe it out of fear or to get through their day or based on authority, their belief won’t be reasonable … Continue reading

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