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Go to: Famous philosopher and Templeton-Prize winner: science = faith

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(I've never thought very highly of him myself... I have a copy of one of his books but I never got through it)

You would also be hard-pressed to sit through one of his lectures as I was some years ago when I sat in on one at McGill. What a snooze. The only memorable moment was when he locked himself out of the lecture hall. As he stepped out for a brief moment, he closed the door behind him, only to return to find the door locked. I still recall some guy behind me shouting, "Don't let him in!"

Taylor has raked in the cash for his efforts at reconciling science and faith: he won not only the 2007 Templeton Prize (one million pounds), but also the 2008 Kyoto Prize ($470,765).



OMG! OMG! OMG! I'm off to find some faith so that I can reconcile it with science. Where can I find it?


Nickels and dimes, r2s. The real money is in medical quackery. Oprah's latest discovery, Dr. Oz, now has his own show.

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 04:58:00 UTC | #440449

Go to: <em>Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be</em>

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MattHunX:

Maybe creationists should start with those books (meant for 8-13 year olds). Maybe then they could actually understand evolution and what they are "arguing" against. Maybe...


It's an interesting idea, but I think your pushing it. I'd start the creationists with something more easy to understand, like The Story of Everything: From the Big Bang Until Now in Eleven Pop-Up Spreads by Neal Layton. It's basically for 3-5 year olds like my daughter; she highly recommends it. ;)

Wed, 10 Feb 2010 03:13:00 UTC | #440175

Go to: Teenage girl buried alive in Turkey for talking to boys

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What do religious texts have to say about waterboarding?

From news.com.au:

US soldier 'waterboarded' daughter, 4, because she couldn't recite alphabet.

Link: http://www.news.com.au/world/us-soldier-waterboarded-daughter-because-she-couldnt-recite-alphabet/story-e6frfkyi-1225827731388

(The link was provided by rd.net member Galaxian, who posted the story in the Back Pages.)

Mon, 08 Feb 2010 23:17:00 UTC | #439840

Go to: Richard Dawkins on Bill Hamilton

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A most exrtaordinary man. Narrow Roads of Gene Land, published in three volumes, is a collection of all of Hamilton's writings. I am honoured to have them all. Hamilton precedes each scientic paper with an introduction. The introductions alone are worth many times the price of the book. Volume two has a foreword by Richard Dawkins.

"Daddy why are the leaves changing colour?" That was my four-year-old daughter last autumn. "Good observation, sweetheart. It's because the trees are forewarning the insects to stay away. That's the theory of the great scientist named Bill Hamilton. We have his books in our library. When you're a little older, you can read them for yourself."

Mon, 08 Feb 2010 16:04:00 UTC | #439719

Go to: Teenage girl buried alive in Turkey for talking to boys

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m1:

(The reason, btw, that I post anonymously is to protect the innocent. With an unusual surname it might cause problems for the wife and kids).

Exactly. Who needs the worry of pissed off members finding out where you live, especially when you have a family. No way. If you have a family, it's irresponsible to post your real name online.


What's with the shortened name? Sorry, I missed your post earlier.

Aesthetics. ;)


P.S. Excellent SB pre-game analysis. Unless I place a bet ... not much interested at the outcome. Still in shellshock with Favre not running the football. Can you believe it? He has an open field---a sure thing, and he decides to throw. Freakin' throw when he's running AWAY from the play. Shellshock, m1. :(

Sun, 07 Feb 2010 00:36:00 UTC | #439341

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