Tagged: god

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

The origin of the universe: is there a role for God? - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 19, 2012

By Ascelin Gordon, Research Fellow, Global Studies, Social Sciences and Planning at RMIT University Last week’s Global Atheist Convention and debates between prominent atheists and theologians in the Australian media has seen arguments about the existence of God getting a thorough airing. In my view, one of the more interesting arguments — recently … Read More

The [in]compatibility of science and religion - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 19, 2012

There have been several books lately promoting the idea the religion and science are compatible – or at least challenging any suggestion that they might be incompatible. Of course, these were written by advocates of religion, or at least advocates … Continue reading → … Read More

Comprehending reality — Should we give up so easily? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 17, 2012

The Edge question is an annual event. Publisher John Brockman poses an interesting question to a large number of scientists, thinkers, academics and writers. He publishes their answers on the Edge website and usually, later,  as a book* The 2012 … Continue reading → … Read More

Reacting to a death with respect and hatred - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 22, 2011

I wasn’t going to write a eulogy to Christopher Hitchens, and I still won’t. After all there are some excellent eulogies on the internet by far better writers than me. But I am intrigued at the world-wide reaction to his … Continue reading → … Read More