Tagged: theology

Aussie wisdom - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 08, 2010

Book Review: The Australian Book of Atheism Edited by Warren Bonett. Price: AU$35.00 Format: Paperback (448pp ) Size: 234mm x 153mm ISBN (13): 9781921640766 Publisher: Scribe Publications (November 2010). This is a book by Aussies, for Aussies. But given our … Continue reading → … Read More

Waking up to morality - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 27, 2010

I have come to the conclusion that a lot of what is said and written about morality is rubbish. So I am pleased to see that, at last, science is opening up to the idea that it can investigate this … Continue reading → … Read More

’God of the surprises’ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 09, 2010

I guess we are all familiar with the “god of the gaps” concept. The common theological tendency to explain gaps in our scientific knowledge with the claim “god did it!” It’s an easy, if very lazy, strategy because there will … Continue reading → … Read More

Ways of not knowing - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 14, 2010

We are always hearing about how science can’t explain everything and that there are “other ways of knowing.” Problem is those promoting this idea are very vague about what these “other ways of knowing” are and what the evidence is for their effectiveness. Usually it’s just a way of supporting one’s own pet desires. So [...] … Read More

Theological intrusions into science - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 31, 2010

It’s no secret. I have no time for theology. I try to stay away from debates about existence of gods as I think it is a mug’s game. Evidence gets distorted or invented. And logic gets skewed. The UK Humanist Terry Sanderson has a brief article about this in the Guardian (see Theology – truly [...] … Read More