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  •  And this is the fault of the "New Atheist" (1+ / 0-)
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    somehow?

    Or, at least, efforts to support critical thinking in the general public and teach people the scientific method is somehow bad, if it conflicts with religious teachings? Because, somehow, when an assertion about the supernatural is made, the scientific method cannot be applied and we must just step back in defeat?

    That seems to be the argument, amplified by arguments like Eugenie Scott's, which you post on your blog and say that you and your co-author has "pretty much exactly the same" position.

    I have a hard time reconciling your entire argument with your otherwise compelling work over the years exposing the dangers of faith-based worldviews and their influence on our political system.

    Why are you suddenly telling advocates of scientific thinking that we need to go easy on religion?

    Is the influence of faith-based thinking on our political system suddenly no longer a problem?

    One day posterity will remember, this strange era, these strange times, when ordinary common honesty was called courage. -- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

    by RandomActsOfReason on Mon Jul 13, 2009 at 01:38:51 AM PDT

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