Sailing to Byzantium"...O sages standing in God’s holy fire As in the gold mosaic of a wall, Come from the holy fire, perne in a gyre, And be the singing-masters of my soul. Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity..." -W.B. Yeats
Monthly Archives: June 2011
A nice piece here on the “new” atheism by Ian H. Hutchinson, a professor of nuclear science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The designation “New Atheists” has been gaining ground as a name given to this century’s … Continue reading
Here is another great review of Cunningham’s book, Darwin’s Pious Idea.
The power of the Christian narrative here. One of the interesting things I’ve found from reading your blog is that you are in fact an atheist. What relevance do you see this theory having for atheists?Well, first I want to … Continue reading
Is the “new” atheist echo chamber so small they really don’t have a clue as to the key influences that brought us Western Civilization? Really? Have they read anything other than Dawkins or Dennett? Do they live in caves? Do … Continue reading
Nice essay here on materialism/ultra-Darwinism by Conor Cunningham. “I read recently in the newspaper that Richard Dawkins has funded a children’s summer camp, one that will encourage atheism, or what Dawkins would probably spin as “open-mindednesses.” The problem being, as … Continue reading
Here is a good review of Conor Cunningham’s book, Darwin’s Pious Idea by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The writer makes what is really an obvious point if we think about it. If you are older than 21 and think about your life experience, rarely do “facts” or bits of information change people’s minds regarding anything significant (Yes, … Continue reading
More are beginning to see that it is hard to propose that we care about something, and expect others to care about the same, when we can’t even tell them it is true, right, or good and that if we … Continue reading
How easily one can push aside the obfuscation, the scientific jargon, and the smoke to point out the rather obvious. “So when we’re discussing thought and conscious processes, talking about minds is precise, and even measurable (what else do public … Continue reading