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Catholic church moving to annul a marriage (between non-Catholics) - last commented 14 July 2012 04:14 PM

Gingrich fears 'atheist country ... dominated by radical Islamists' - last commented 02 April 2011 12:55 AM

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Time to lift taboo on atheism (writes high school student) - last commented 05 February 2011 05:41 PM

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Go to: The Dawkins Challenge

NakedCelt's Avatar Jump to comment 41 by NakedCelt

Note the caption on that photo, by the way. Dawkins and Krauss are sitting on chairs. That's all. But the Catholic Thing has to insinuate something about their view of the world and their place in it without actually making any statement that someone might be able to refute.

Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:06:20 UTC | #947370

Go to: Evolution skeptics will soon be silenced by science: Richard Leakey

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Sadly I have to agree with most earlier posters. The evidence for evolution has been overwhelming for many decades. Anyone still unconvinced is not going to be convinced by evidence; except of course for those who are unconvinced because they are children and their parents have sheltered them from the evidence.

Tue, 29 May 2012 04:07:26 UTC | #944145

Go to: Why do French intellectuals "know nothing about science"?

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Comment 3 by Neodarwinian :

This " scholarship " is as much to be feared by supporters of the scientific method as creationism is. Perhaps more as these people are in academia. Get a clue France and remember Marie Curie and not Michael Foucault!

Not really fair to pick on Foucault. Yes, he writes a lot like a postmodernist, but if you get hold of a transcript of him talking -- an interview or a lecture -- he is, at least, able to express himself coherently, and some of the ideas are even worth hanging on to. Derrida, Lacan, or Baudrillard would have been better targets.

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:47:25 UTC | #936598

Go to: In Defense of Dawkins’s Reason Rally Speech

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I still don't entirely agree with the use of mockery against religious ideology. Not to say I'm against using mockery for social change, it's proved very effective against repressive and violent honour cultures. But mockery is at base an appeal to common sense; and many of science's most fundamental concepts affront common sense (though not evidence or logic) just as much as religious beliefs.

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 03:26:44 UTC | #932049

Go to: Three articles by Steven Pinker, Russell Blackford and John Gray

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Gray's approach basically seems to be: "I disagree with Pinker's conclusion, now I just have to find a hole in his argument." Which is the wrong way to do things.

Mon, 02 Apr 2012 07:08:19 UTC | #931829

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