On Science, Faith, Religion, and Mythology (Part I)

It is essentially the raison d’etre of the ‘New Atheist’ movement to assert an existential enmity between ‘science’ and ‘religion’; one that has always existed and can only be ended when ‘religious superstition’ is finally swept away by ‘scientific truth’. Which sounds awesome. But is any part of that statement valid? I shall examine this […]

Why God is Not Proved. And Why That’s Right.

Physicist Pierre-Simon Laplace is best known, among post-modern atheists, for a quote from a conversation with Napoleon Bonaparte. When Napoleon asked how he had composed an entire book on physical operations without a single reference to God, Laplace replied, “I had no need of that hypothesis.” Except, of course, that that is not at all […]

Upcoming Posts

I’ve been in an interesting discussion of religion on Twitter today. Since I was already planning a post on “Superstition, Mythology, Faith and Religion”, I’ve also queued up a post on “Religion and Violence”. Another upcoming topic will be an analysis of (or probably, rebuttal to) Wodarz and Komarova’s “Dependence of the Firearm-Related Homicide Rate […]