Month: January 2009

The First Commandment of Thermodynamics

At least, some treat the First Law of Thermodynamics as a sort of commandment which they seek to employ in a self-serving manner. Such was the case with Brian Sapient of the Rational Response Squad (during his, and Kelly’s, debate with Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron).

Scientific Cenobites, part 3 of 9

With regards to the Archaeoraptor liaoningensis Sloan fraud Dr. Storrs L. Olson (Curator of Birds, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC) made some important comments about the disparity between the happenings within the science community as opposed to those occurring on the popular, or journalistic, level. He wrote an open letter to …

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Richard Dawkins, Albert Einstein, God and Atheism

Author Richard Dooling wrote, “Dawkins can’t declare Einstein’s God somehow not God and thereby free himself from calling the greatest physicist of the twentieth century deluded for believing in him.”[fn]Jeremy Lott, “God, AI, and the rapture of the geeks.” Dooling also “calls Richard Dawkins’s bestselling book The God Delusion ‘a collection of arguments that most …

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Mormonism: The Family of Gods – A Proclamation to the World

The First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints promulgated a statement entitled “The Family A Proclamation to the World,”[fn] The First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The Family A Proclamation to the …

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The Quadripartite Equine Riders, part 5 of 11

Faith, Evidence and Doubting ThomasSam Harris stated, “…this idea that you start with a premise that belief without evidence is especially noble, I mean, this is the doctrine of faith, this is the parable of doubting Thomas…”

Altruism or Allfalseism

Professor Richard Dawkins’ attempted explanations of altruism are no less than fascinating and his conclusion is well, all-false-ism. Firstly, he assures us that only now, conveniently within his lifetime and only amongst his own privileged class of scientific cenobites is the truth of the matter understood:

Bahai Faith / Baha’i Faith: Response to the Nine Manifestations

A great difficulty with Baha’ism’s Manifestations of God is that the Manifestations contradict each other in doctrinal matters. These doctrines cannot be reconciled. This is not only true of minor issues, such as ritual, but these disagreements cut to the heart of every fundamental teaching. Francis Beckwith has written, “All roads lead to God,I’ve heard …

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The Apostle Thomas : Patron Saint of Scientists?

In his article Is Science a Religion?, Professor Richard Dawkins wrote: “Well, science is not religion and it doesn’t just come down to faith. Although it has many of religion’s virtues, it has none of its vices. Science is based upon verifiable evidence. Religious faith not only lacks evidence, its independence from evidence is its …

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