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Entries Tagged as 'Religion'

Organizing the Non-Chess-Players Club

October 15th, 2008 · 26 Comments

Yglesias, as is his infuriating gift, makes one of those points that seems glaringly obvious only after he’s said it. To wit: If you assume their goal is to persuade people to agree with them, the “New Atheist” strategy of being an enormous douchebag seems counterproductive. Since folks like Richard Dawkins and Dan Dennett, even […]

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Tags: Religion · Sociology

The Evolving Banana

June 10th, 2008 · 4 Comments

So, at some point you’ve probably seen that absurd clip of Kirk Cameron and some Aussie preacher arguing that the banana is “the atheist’s nightmare,” because its perfect adaptation to human food needs implies a divine creator. This would be a hopeless argument under any circumstances, of course. (Obvious first question: Then why aren’t all […]

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Tags: Religion · Science

How Not to Frame a Question

May 7th, 2008 · 4 Comments

The Templeton Foundation has discovered that if you want to create the appearance of a lively exchange of divergent views, just ask a dozen people to answer a short question so insanely vaguely worded that you can be assured no two of them will actually be answering the same question. For instance: Does science make […]

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Someone’s Learned from the Danish Cartoon Bruhaha

January 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

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What Sort of God Would Allow This?

December 14th, 2007 · 17 Comments

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Family Reunions Must Be Awkward

December 13th, 2007 · 7 Comments

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For They Love to Pray in the Synagogues, and on the Corners of the Streets

December 6th, 2007 · 5 Comments

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The Agnostic Minister

December 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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Unholy Alliance

November 5th, 2007 · 3 Comments

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Department of Unfortunate Analogies

August 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

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