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Go to: The Dawkins Challenge

Hamilton Jacobi's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by Hamilton Jacobi

The vocabulary of faith, like that of physics, needs to be understood in technical terms. But Dawkins does not allow for the kind of specialized vocabulary in theology and philosophy that he is so willing to grant to physics.

I think Dawkins would be quite happy if theologians would use the same "specialized vocabulary" -- i.e., mathematics -- that is used in physics. Go for it, Mr Carroll. Show us your equations for the basic laws of theology. Derive from them an unambiguous set of predictions, and explain precisely what tests we can perform to determine whether these predictions are true or false. We're all waiting.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 02:14:21 UTC | #947313

Go to: Book Review: Freedom of Religion & The Secular State

Hamilton Jacobi's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by Hamilton Jacobi

There is a nice juicy bit about halfway through Everett's review:

I’m left wondering, because I’ve never seen anything like it, how Michael Ruse has made a contribution to the secular public debate at anything approaching this quality. Correct me if I’m ignorant.

I'm looking forward to the spectacle of Ruse blowing a gasket when he sees this. (Serving to confirm Everett's point while doing so, of course.)

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 00:32:05 UTC | #934302

Go to: You mean you’re not going to throw me out?

Hamilton Jacobi's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by Hamilton Jacobi

Starcrash, if you think Ophelia wants to be included in "interfaith" events, you're barking up the wrong tree.

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 00:12:09 UTC | #605176

Go to: Pope's astronomer says he would baptise an alien if it asked him

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Next question: Would he baptize a chimpanzee? If not, why not?

Tue, 28 Dec 2010 02:14:31 UTC | #569487

Go to: Atheists' numbers doom them to irrelevance

Hamilton Jacobi's Avatar Jump to comment 82 by Hamilton Jacobi

Comment 47 by The CDM

If you read the whole thing in Edward Current's voice it's pretty funny.

Check mate, atheists!

Good point. I thought it was hilarious before, but that adds a whole new dimension.

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 23:37:45 UTC | #567016

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