Tagged: agnostic

Who is guilty of misusing science? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 17, 2013

I know someone is going to accuse me of “scientism” for this. But I guess that goes with the science blogger’s job – and it’s a diversion anyway. It will hardly be the first time. What I want to dispute … Continue reading → … Read More

Therapeutic ranting - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 09, 2012

Book review: The Atheist Camel Rants Again!: more arguments and observations from the atheist front by Bart Centre. Price: US$10.71; NZ$20.60 Paperback: 326 pages Publisher: CreateSpace (May 25, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1460933915 ISBN-13: 978-1460933916 Personal passion does wonders for … Continue reading → … Read More

Is there room for religion in science? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 02, 2012

Jerry Coyne at Why Evolution is True highly recommends this video (see Dawkins on Al Jazeera). I watched it over lunch and can second his recommendation. It’s an Al Jazeera talk back show – The Stream – where Richard Dawkins is … Continue reading → … Read More

Gnu bashing once again - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 14, 2012

The latest Gallup poll on American’s beliefs about creationism and evolution has predictably raised some comments among bloggers. As expected, there have not been any big changes – most still support either creationism (46%) or a god-guided form of evolution … Continue reading → … Read More

Mixing values and Jesus in secular education - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 05, 2012

Daniel Dennett calls it the “last big fib.*” The claim that religion and human morality are intimately entwined – that you can’t be good without god. That does seem to be a widely held misconception, or should I say widely … Continue reading → … Read More