Tagged: Richard Dawkins

Toss out the moderator for a better discussion - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 23, 2012

Here’s an interesting video – a discussion between Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss at the Australian National University recently. I have a couple of thoughts about this event: It really only took place because both speakers were in Australia for … Continue reading → … Read More

Nothing is something - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 15, 2012

Lawrence Krauss’s most recent book A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing was released last week. It’s one I have been looking forward to and I downloaded the eBook version this last weekend. Some readers may … Continue reading → … Read More

’Other ways of knowing’ and their result. - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 28, 2011

Here’s a little clip from one of Richard Dawkins presentations. I think it’s a fitting illustration of what science would be like if epistemologically it behaved the way religion does. It also ridicules the concept that religion has “other ways … 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

Outsourcing moral decisions to justify genocide - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 27, 2011

A while back I participated in a discussion involving a number of non-theists and theists. You can guess which side I was on. But I bore no ill feelings to the theists – and why should I have? These discussions … Continue reading → … Read More

Dawkins responds to a stalker — Craig gets his debate - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 21, 2011

Last year when I was at the Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne there was a motley little crew of creationists (3 I think) outside heckling people and demanding that Richard Dawkins debate evolution with them. Just one example of people … Continue reading → … Read More

Approaching morality scientifically - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 12, 2011

In his recent criticism of Jerry Coyne’s* USA Today article As atheists know, you can be good without God, local theologian Matt Flannagan repeats his rather tiresome warning that scientists should not try to understand morality – “leave that to us … Continue reading → … 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