Month: September 2006

Searching for Design

There’s an interesting review, by Logan Paul Gage, of Francis S. Collins’s book The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief. In a backhanded way, Gage makes a good point: Collins is very eager to find design in physical cosmology (not his expertise), but soundly rejects a similar form of reasoning in biology Searching for Design

JPR Interview

Jefferson Public Radio did an interview with me last August, in connection with my appearance at the Jefferson Center. It was on science and religion, naturally. It was a very nice interview, so I’ve put it online.

Faith in faith

Normally, I don’t take faith—of the blind faith, leap in the dark, I have a feeling down deep it’s true varieties—too seriously. It’s intellectually worthless, and too transparently an attempt to protect some claims from criticism. That doesn’t, however, mean that the faith-attitude isn’t widespread and effective. This past week I encountered a lot of Faith in faith

The Secular Bible

Let me recommend Jacques Berlinerblau’s The Secular Bible: Why Nonbelievers Must Take Religion Seriously to readers of the Secular Outpost. It’s a damn good book, and raises questions that nonbelievers and secularists will want to wrestle with. My primary interest lies in the science and religion area — which, in practice, usually becomes natural science The Secular Bible