Monthly Archives: November 2012

More Ignorance…

More ignorance here about what is “natural” or not… It would appear that some semblance of biology (or the blanket term “natural”) plus fundamentalism (of either the secular or religious type) leads to crack pottery…

Posted in emigrants, fundamentalism

Book Reveals Defective Brain?

Okay, if the most generous review of one’s “secular” anti-republican/conservative book one can get is from an organization like this one, then one has some problems.  The Center for Inquiry states, partly, its mission as thus: The mission of the … Continue reading

Posted in mind/body dualism, Neuroscience, Politics | 5 Comments

"Logically Irrelevant"

The true poverty here is that anyone could ever imagine that mapping electro-chemical firings in the brain could ever tell us what love is, or hate, or why we wonder about eternity or why we seek meaning in life and … Continue reading

Posted in Neuroscience | 20 Comments

And More Voices…

More voices here. Atheism, like Christianity, requires an act of faith. There is no evidence whatsoever for the non-existence of God, and there is plenty of evidence for His existence. However, this evidence is entirely anecdotal, highly subjective, often conflicting … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, Evidence | 52 Comments

More Voices of Reason and Blundering into the Abyss

Cracks in the edifice here.Nagel has hit the naturalists where they hurt most: namely, by taking their philosophy with the seriousness it deserves and then forcing upon them an existential decision. Unfortunately the politically correct version of naturalism that currently … Continue reading

Posted in Alvin Plantinga, Fodor, Nagel, naturalism | 2 Comments

Natural Selection and Other “just so stories”

The Capitalists and the Materialists both have their invisible god at work silently in our midst—a god who explains everything and nothing, all at once.  A neat trick if you can pull it off.  People actually think there is some … Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, materialism, Natural Selection | 5 Comments

True

“We were made to enjoy music, to enjoy beautiful sunsets, to enjoy looking at the billows of the sea and to be thrilled with a rose that is bedecked with dew… Human beings are actually created for the transcendent, for … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Desmond Tutu, Truth | 1 Comment

Fundamentalism: Both sides of the same correspondence theory epistemological coin

I would recommend this book to my intrepid interlocutor (see last post).  Perhaps you, Moreland, and the rest of the contributors to this book should sit down over a cup of coffee and hash out how you all hold to … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, Correspondence Theory of Truth, J.P. Moreland | 14 Comments

Yes, they were basically right…

Adam Kotsko here…on science envy…

Posted in Scientism | 2 Comments