Tagged: agnostic

The god gene — or is it a meme? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 24, 2011

Is humanity doomed to a future of religious fundamentalism? Some recent internet articles appear to suggest it is. The prediction is based on the established fact that the birth rate for members of fundamental religions is much higher than for … Continue reading → … Read More

Overlapping Magisteria? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 05, 2011

The relationship between science and religion, and the demarcation of their fields, or magisteria, seems to be topical at the moment. On the one had the boundary appears to be violated by religious promotion of creationism and attacks on evolutionary … Continue reading → … Read More

Deriving ’ought from is’ scientifically? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 04, 2011

There has been a lot of debate recently about the role of science in deciding moral questions. And I am sure this will continue as scientific investigations reveal more about our morality. One issue which keeps coming up, though, is … Continue reading → … Read More

Wine and the Watchtower - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 23, 2010

This photo has always impressed me. A fantastic view from the International Space Station. Locals will recognise our prime wine growing areas of the Wairarapa, Blenhiem, Nelson, Waipara and Canterbury. It also reminds me – I saw some god botherers … Continue reading → … Read More

A handy app for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 21, 2010

If you often find you read articles on the Richard Dawkins’ Foundation web site, watch videos or listen to audio on the site you might find the iPhone app useful. And it’s only NZ$1.19. It provides access to all that … Continue reading → … Read More

Cutting off your nose for Christmas? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 01, 2010

I think Tim Minchin‘s Song “White Wine in the Sun“ really captures the spirit of Christmas down under. I heard it last year (see No gods required) and notice it is being promoted again this year with all proceeds going … Continue reading → … Read More

A victory for secular ethics - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 25, 2010

I have been following a small controversy which has raged this year in New South Wales. It involves the teaching of ethics in school classes. Well, a bit more complicated than that (why should anyone oppose the teaching of ethics). … Continue reading → … Read More