Tagged: Religion and Spirituality

Who is guilty of misusing science? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 17, 2013

I know someone is going to accuse me of “scientism” for this. But I guess that goes with the science blogger’s job – and it’s a diversion anyway. It will hardly be the first time. What I want to dispute … Continue reading → … Read More

Making sense of religion, science, and morality - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 20, 2012

Here’s an interesting discussion. And unlike many in this area – one that makes a lot of sense. Perhaps it’s because the participants are all non-theists so are not encumbered with ideological baggage. Atheists On Religion, Science, And Morality (The … Continue reading → … Read More

Science – the greatest story ever told - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 16, 2012

Book Review: A Crisis of Faith – Atheism, Emerging Technologies and the Future of Humanity by Phil Torres Price: Kindle Edition$5.99 Paperback: $19.95 File Size: 498 KB Print Length: 174 pages Publisher: Dangerous Little Books (July 18, 2012) ASIN: B008N06VRK … Continue reading → … Read More

God, UFOs, Life After Death: What do New Zealanders Believe? - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Dec 07, 2011

Reading the paper today I learned that 1/3 of New Zealanders believe that we have been visited by extra terrestrials. I thought this was an interesting juxtaposition of stories given that a page or two later there was a report about a possibly habitable planet. Maybe aliens are visiting us from Kepler-22b. Keplerites aside, I … 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

Ethicists have problems with ethics! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 11, 2011

I picked up this article recently – The Self-Reported Moral Behavior of Ethics Professors. So I couldn’t help laughing when I came across this other one – When Scientists Make Bad Ethicists. A title like “When Scientists Make Bad Scientists” … Continue reading → … Read More

Secular democracy and its critics - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 24, 2011

“Secularism” and “secular”are very much maligned words. Partly because they are not really understood by some people. But also because some religious people feel threatened by the words. But they shouldn’t. Despite some attempts to equate the words with atheism … Continue reading → … Read More

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