Tagged: theology

Is Keith Ward really that naive about science? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 13, 2011

Credit: Jesus and Mo I am really amazed by some of the rubbish theologians and philosophers of religion think they can get away with when talking about science. The Guardian article Religion answers the factual questions science neglects is just … 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

Galileo’s modern critics - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 08, 2011

What is it with some philosophical and historical commenters who take sides against Galileo in his 17th century dispute with the Church? Perhaps because we now have many documents from that period (17th century) – including Galileo’s original writings, official … Continue reading → … Read More

Science, religion and respect for meaning - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 22, 2011

Religious apologists seem to be obsessed with the relationship between religion and science. Not so much for scientists who generally just want to get on with their job of understanding reality and helping humanity make use of the resulting knowledge. … Continue reading → … Read More

Ideology and violence - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 08, 2011

I want to comment here on some strawmannery from a local theologian/philosopher of religion (Matt at MandM) in his post Religion and Violence. But first two important points: 1: He concentrates on the common perception of a relationship between religion … Continue reading → … Read More

Acceptance of science — dangerous for some - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 07, 2011

In the UK The Independent is reporting that a Muslim scientist is being threatened for his acceptance of evolutionary science (see Scientist Imam threatened over Darwinist views). The scientist is Dr Dr Usama Hasan, a physics lecturer at Middlesex University … Continue reading → … Read More

Overlapping Magisteria? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 05, 2011

The relationship between science and religion, and the demarcation of their fields, or magisteria, seems to be topical at the moment. On the one had the boundary appears to be violated by religious promotion of creationism and attacks on evolutionary … Continue reading → … Read More

Philosophical problems - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 10, 2010

Here’s a post I wrote several years ago. OK, it’s a filler as I am out of town but still relevant – especially with the current philosophical arguments raving on here. You must watch the Monty Python video. I seem … Continue reading → … Read More