Tagged: faith

Is Keith Ward really that naive about science? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 13, 2011

Credit: Jesus and Mo I am really amazed by some of the rubbish theologians and philosophers of religion think they can get away with when talking about science. The Guardian article Religion answers the factual questions science neglects is just … Continue reading → … Read More

Fine-tuning fallacies - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 10, 2011

In Fiddling with “fine-tuning” I discussed the way theologians and philosophers of religion have used claims of fine-tuning of the cosmological constant erroneously. That they have taken the fact that the value of the measured cosmological constant is 120 orders of … Continue reading → … Read More

Rational morality - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 03, 2011

Here’s a great video. It’s not short (31 mins) but its well worth watching right through – or downloading and watching later. Even watching several times, the speaker is so eloquent and precise with his language. In it Scott Clifton … Continue reading → … Read More

Concern over William Lane Craig’s justification of biblical genocide - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 30, 2011

William Lane Craig went ahead with his “empty chair for Dawkins” stunt in his Oxford appearance. While many of his fans loved the trick, Craig didn’t get off unharmed by his stalking of Richard Dawkins. Obviously some of Craig’s fans … Continue reading → … Read More

New Zealand happy — some preachers upset! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 26, 2011

I reckon the “Rapture” may have come in New Zealand on Sunday Night. However, it proved to be another failure for Harold Camping who had predicted the end of the world by then. He said last September: “The end is … Continue reading → … Read More

The never ending battle - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 25, 2011

Thanks to Jerry Coyne (Physics pwns creationism) I think the cartoon perceptively indicates that sort of “research” done by “creation science.” Biblical stories are used for the answers then they only have to sort out which science they can distort to … Continue reading → … Read More

William Lane Craig’s ’logic’ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 21, 2011

I don’t know how long this video will survive on YouTube. It’s a takeoff of William Lane Craig and his “logic.” Apparently Craig has made several attempts to remove it. Personally, I think there is room for many more of … Continue reading → … Read More

Science and the ’supernatural’ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 19, 2011

I have discussed the issue of “supernaturalism” and science before but return to it having just read  Can Science Test Supernatural Worldviews?  by Dr  Yonatan I. Fishman. It’s an excellent paper which I recommend you read as it may challenge … Continue reading → … Read More

Evolution and education — advice for teachers - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 08, 2011

Creationists have far less influence in New Zealand than they do in the US. Still, quite a large proportion of Christians here do not accept evolutionary science. So, I imagine, their wish to undermine the teaching of evolutionary science sometimes … Continue reading → … Read More