Monthly Archives: April 2014

Atheists: The Origin of the Species – review – The Guardian

The Guardian
It is a compendious though not definitive account, which shows why atheism is not simply the natural result of the rise of scientific knowledge, and religion a simplistic vestige of more ignorant times. Spencer rightly points out that, far from being

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Hanna: Creationism should be taught as religion, not science – Casper Star-Tribune Online

Hanna: Creationism should be taught as religion, not science
Casper Star-Tribune Online
For a while I was an atheist. Then Steven Hawking and cronies proposed the multiverse: an infinite number of universes and big bangs going on infinity. I thought, “I don’t know if I buy that!” The question for modern readers is, “do you believe in

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Humanists put faith to test by giving schools free copies of atheist ‘bible’ – The Independent

The Independent
The Young Atheist’s Handbook, written by science teacher Alom Shaha, recounts his personal journey, from growing up as a Muslim in a Bangladeshi community in south-east London to eventually rejecting Islam and embracing atheism. It also includes his …
Atheists‘ handbook’ sent to every secondary schoolPolitics.co.uk
Campaigners send ‘atheist handbook’ to all school librariesTES News
British Humanist Association sends copy of The Young Atheist’s Handbook to Plymouth Herald

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A Good Metaphor For Evaluating Faith Claims – Patheos (blog)

A Good Metaphor For Evaluating Faith Claims
Patheos (blog)
Anyway, the problem with New Atheism is that, before the God-argument, there is an epistemological argument. How can we know things, how can we investigate claims? Of course, the Ur-New Atheist framework is the framework of experimental science.

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