Tagged: Dawkins

Deepak Chopra "reviews" The Magic of Reality - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 12, 2011

Richard Dawkins new book “The Magic of Reality” (which should be on my door step in the next couple of days – imagine me rubbing my hands in glee) has received excellent reviews from the mainstream press. However, the same can not be said for both religious (see Bill O’Reilly here) and pseudoscience pundits. Indeed Deepak Chopra (who in … Read More

How We Know What’s Really True - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 04, 2011

Book Review: The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True by Richard Dawkins. Illustrated by Dave McKean Price: US$16.49; NZ$37.50; iPad app US$13.99, NZ17.99. Audio vers. US$ 19.79. Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Free Press (October 4, 2011) Language: … Continue reading → … Read More

Are scientists hostile to religion? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 11, 2011

Book review: Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think by Elaine Howard Ecklund. Price: US$19.72; NZ$59.97 Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (May 6, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0195392981 ISBN-13: 978-0195392982 This book reports on the recent  Religion … Continue reading → … Read More

A silver lining to Expelled? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 29, 2011

Readers are probably aware of the nasty little creationist/intelligent design film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. Despite all the fanfare suggesting it was coming to a church hall or basement near you sometime soon it seemed to drop out of existence. … Continue reading → … Read More

Protecting yourself against bullshit - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 20, 2011

Here’s a very useful book for those who often get into debates with people who attempt to diss science. Its called Believing Bullshit: How Not to Get Sucked into an Intellectual Black Hole. The author is philosopher Stephen Law. It’s … Continue reading → … Read More

The Magic of Reality for young people - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 20, 2011

This is something we need more of – science books for young people. And chances are this one, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True, will be good. The author, Richard Dawkins is a fellow of both the … Continue reading → … Read More

A non-theist feast down under! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 15, 2011

This just in from the organisers of the 2012 Global Atheist Convention –‘A Celebration of Reason’ Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, Hitchens have been announced as speakers. (And have a look at the last sentence – a breakthrough!). The Atheist Foundation of … Continue reading → … Read More

What is Life? Another Great Debate - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 31, 2011

The Arizona State University Origins Project in partnership with the Science Network, J. Epstein Foundation and the NASA Astrobiology Institute has sponsored another interesting debate – The Great Debate – What is Life? This follows on from their recent debate … Continue reading → … Read More