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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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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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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – Has New Atheism grown old?

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“Mirror, Mirror on the wall”. Most of us will have heard the story. Yet if by some obscure chance it has happened to pass you by, it goes something like this:

In a land not unlike our own, a beautiful queen reigns supreme, secure in the knowledge of her own unassailable, if isolated, beauty.

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Assessing Contradictions in the Resurrection Narratives

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A common objection raised by sceptics when considering the plausibility of the resurrection is the alleged inconsistencies inherent within the accounts themselves. Were there two angels or one; did the women witness an earthquake or had it occurred before they arrived: exactly which women turned up at the tomb that Easter morning anyway?

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Is Theism Meaningless Wordplay? A Reply to the Courtier’s Reply

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PZ Myers responds to the learned criticisms of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion with a parable:  ‘The Courtier’s Reply’ It refers to an episode that takes place after the events narrated in  ‘the Emperor’s New Clothes’:  the fable in which a young boy embarrasses an Emperor who dresses in magical clothes made from an invisible fabric.

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