Monthly Archives: August 2013

“It’s All in Your Head.” Part II

There was an abundance of responses/comments to my post, “It’s All in Your Head.”  Wow.  Somehow that topic was linked to my post on consequences.  Anyway, I noted I could certainly be wrong as to the charge I was committing … Continue reading

Posted in Evolutionary Psychology, Genetic fallacy, Narrative | 88 Comments

Still More Voices…

First, a very good definition of scientism here: “Scientism is a philosophical thesis that belongs to the sub-discipline of epistemology. It is not a thesis in science, but a thesis about science.  The thesis in its strongest form is that … Continue reading

Posted in Scientism, Steven Pinker | 13 Comments

Noteworthy

I must add this to my reading list… Suggestion here for RonH… A new journal of interest…

Posted in Books, Journals | 1 Comment

More Voices…

Speaking of the importance of words and meaning… A postmodern response here… Further scrutiny asked for here… Bad move noted here… Spectacular arrogance… No man is a prophet in his own land… Again, we see some moderate voices and some … Continue reading

Posted in Scientism, Steven Pinker | 4 Comments

Another White Knight Rides Again

There is no need to address the main topic of thispost, because I did so here with my last post.  However, when I came across this I had to pause: “…or that god forms us in “His” image, (take note, … Continue reading

Posted in feminism, Scientism, Steven Pinker, woman | 11 Comments

Poor Mr. Pinker

Well this was too hard to pass up.  Wow.  This is fascinating if only for the reason that it tells us so much about Mr. Pinker and his prejudices.  News flash: There is not now, nor has there ever been, … Continue reading

Posted in Scientism, Steven Pinker | 29 Comments

Causation

Before moving on to my next post, I came across this and it of course speaks to many areas I’ve brought up in the past.  Again, when we think about the impact of narratives upon cultures, can it tell us something “true” … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, History, Narrative, Science | 6 Comments

Facts and Truth

Many will not understand this blog post by Frank Schaeffer or this essay by Ross Lawhead.  I can just hear it now.  But both definitely touch upon many of the same things I was trying to get across in my … Continue reading

Posted in Aghapour, Churchland, Narrative, naturalism, reductionist, Schaeffer, Truth | 1 Comment

Rest in Peace: Robert Bellah (1927-2013)

True. “A second contribution of this volume is Bellah’s understanding of religion itself. Unlike many of the present-day attempts to explain religion away as if the term has no intrinsic meaning, Bellah demurs.” “In his new book, the notion [understanding … Continue reading

Posted in Religion, Robert Bellah

What is True? (Part Two)

Since I’ve been on the road for the past week and a half, I’ve sporadically followed the comments surrounding my last post, but never really had the time to respond.  It seems to me they eventually went slightly off track and came perilously close … Continue reading

Posted in Evolutionary Psychology, Narrative, naturalism, Truth | 28 Comments