Tagged: creationism

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

A disciplined discussion - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 18, 2012

I have commented several times that the debate format is very unsatisfactory and have favoured a discussion format for public discussion. Richard Dawkins has tried out a number of such discussion formats, I think successfully. But I think this one … 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

Puddles and ’fine-tuning’ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 29, 2012

I like this image. It really brings home the implications of Douglas Adams‘ comment ridiculing creationist assumptions. Image credit: kingofgeek. It also puts the so-called “fine-tuning” arguments in their place. These have got the situation “arse about face.” Far from … Continue reading → … Read More

Toss out the moderator for a better discussion - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 23, 2012

Here’s an interesting video – a discussion between Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss at the Australian National University recently. I have a couple of thoughts about this event: It really only took place because both speakers were in Australia for … Continue reading → … Read More