Jerry Coyne on the Incompatibility of Science and Religion

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You can read part 2 of this review here

For many years, I’ve read literature on how science relates to religious belief. This includes much material that sees science as being opposed to religion, the books of the New Atheists for example.

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Jerry Coyne on the Incompatibility of Science and Religion: Part 2

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In my previous article on Jerry Coyne’s book Faith vs. Fact, I looked at problems with his attempt to spell out just what he thought the incompatibility between science and religion amounted to. Basically, he doesn’t think they are logically incompatible since ‘in principle there could be both science and a god to be worshipped’ and it turns out that incompatibility boils down to various differences between science and religion.

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Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side (Book Review)

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It’s amusing to hear accusations of indoctrination from the leaders of a virulently anti-intellectual movement. New Atheism has evolved 140 characters at a time as Know-Nothing authors endeavoured to shield their acolytes from philosophical and theological arguments. Still, we ought to give credit were credit is due.

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Is Pastafarianism a Religion?

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It has been a difficult few weeks for Flying Spaghetti Monster fans. The “FSM” – an all powerful, all knowing knot of spaghetti – is the parody god of the parody religion, Pastafarianism. Its members argue that “faith” is essentially blind: therefore, you might as well have faith in an invisible, intangible being made of pasta and meatballs as have faith in God. Pastafarians mimic and mock the behaviour of the religious by caricaturing Christian ritual and liturgy.

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Fear of a Flying Spaghetti Monster (Or Why Pastafarians Are Off Their Noodles!)

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At High School I memorised a few poems hoping that I could somehow bluff my literature teachers into thinking I was well-read. The opportunity to use one of my favourite poems never arose – and perhaps it is as well, for the original version W.H.

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