Tagged: Richard Carrier

Bias in the history of science - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 18, 2011

I am currently reading Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992 by Maurice A. Finocchiaro. This certainly provides some background to the current mythology about the Galileo affair (see The Galileo myths). Apparently Galileo’s trial never stopped with his sentencing in 1633 – he … Continue reading → … Read More

Clarifying some myths in the history of science - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 15, 2011

I want to deal here with some myths about religion and science. Specifically the religious apologetics claim that Christianity was a requirement for the scientific revolution. And the more widespread popular belief that blames early Christianity for the “dark ages.” … Continue reading → … Read More

Deriving ’ought from is’ scientifically? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 04, 2011

There has been a lot of debate recently about the role of science in deciding moral questions. And I am sure this will continue as scientific investigations reveal more about our morality. One issue which keeps coming up, though, is … Continue reading → … Read More

Some pesky delusions - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 20, 2010

Book review: The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails, editors John W. Loftus and Dan Barker Price: US$14.28; NZ$44.97 Paperback: 422 pages Publisher: Prometheus Books (March 31, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1616141689 ISBN-13: 978-1616141684 As the title indicates this book is … Continue reading → … Read More