Month: July 2008

PZ Myers – Transubstantiating from Scientist to New Atheist Activist

Prof. PZ Myers made the point that “When the Buddhas of Bamyan were dynamited, it wasn’t an atheist who lit the fuse…We aren’t out to eradicate the world of ideas or obliterate the vestiges of our religious history in art and architecture.” I wonder what he means by “We”? Of course, it could be pointed …

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Christopher Hitchens – Jesus, the god of War?

During “A debate, dialogue, and discussion” that took place between Christopher Hitchens and Alister McGrath which was entitled “Poison or Cure? Religious Belief in the Modern World,” Mr. Hitchens made the following statement: “I’m glad he [Alister McGrath] condemns religious violence_Does Jesus say or does he not say, I come to bring not peace, but …

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“Darwin’s Rottweiler and the Public Understanding of Scientism”

I thought to post this link to Peter S. Williams’ article, “Darwin’s Rottweiler and the Public Understanding of Scientism.” Williams is a philosopher and he thought to examine Prof. Richard Dawkins statements. He provides examples of 11 logical fallacies committed by Prof. Richard Dawkins which he enumerates thusly: 1. Self-Contradiction2. Begging the Question3. The False …

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PZ Myers Complements Christianity

Recently PZ Myers paid Christianity a tremendous compliment. He paid Christianity a compliment by ripping a page out of a Bible. He describes the occasion thusly (the post refers to PZ Myers in the third person but it was “Posted_by PZ Myers“):

The Great “God in Society” Atheism / Theism Debate

The Political Enquirer has been hosting a debate entitled, “God in Society: An Atheism-Theism Debate.”The first post of the debate was an intro to the debaters who are “M” from the blog Atheism is Dead (True Freethinker’s predesessor) and Leo Pardus from the blog De-Conversion. Here I am writing a response to one of the arguments …

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PZ Myers and Pavlov’s Monkeys

I am certainly no prophet of doom yet, I wonder if Professor PZ Myers may want to slow his roll, as it were, considering just how influential he is particularly with regards to his admirers. Scienceblogger Chad Orzel described the commentators on PZ Myers’ Scienceblogs.com site Pharyngula, and other Scienceblogs.com commentators, as “screechy monkeys.”