Tagged: theology

Teach creationism; undermine theology - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Sep 24, 2013

My fellow science blogger Alison Campbell recently wrote a blog post entitled “teach creationism, undermine science”  in which she highlighted some of the concerns shared by many scientists.  As a Christian and as a scientist I believe the issue is far worse than the undermining of science.  Because so many teaching creationism are so well … Continue reading → … Read More

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

From evolution to belief - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 14, 2012

How reliable do you think your cognitive facilities are? Your eyes, ears, etc? Your brain,  memory and mental processes? According to philosopher of religion Alvin Plantinga, not very good. He asserts any belief you form using these facilities is as … Continue reading → … Read More

Naturalism and science are incompatible - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 07, 2012

Well, that’s what the Christian apologist philosopher Alvin Plantinga claims. And he has written a book to “prove” it - Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism. Apparently its required reading for students of theology and the philosophy of … Continue reading → … Read More

The paradoxes of theological gullibility - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 26, 2012

Maarten Boudry is a philosopher I will certainly read more of. His review of Alvin Plantinga‘s book, Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism, get’s right to the point – and clearly. Boudry responds to Plantinga’s argument that … Continue reading → … Read More

Therapeutic ranting - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 09, 2012

Book review: The Atheist Camel Rants Again!: more arguments and observations from the atheist front by Bart Centre. Price: US$10.71; NZ$20.60 Paperback: 326 pages Publisher: CreateSpace (May 25, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1460933915 ISBN-13: 978-1460933916 Personal passion does wonders for … 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