C. S. Lewis, Science, Technology, Meaning and Freedom

Nov 22, 2013 by

By Bill Muehlenberg, Culture Watch Fifty years ago (November 22, 1963), three famous men died, but the death of one greatly overshadowed the death of the others. The assassination of President John F Kennedy made world news, so that the deaths of Aldous Huxley and C. S. Lewis on the same day received almost no coverage in comparison. While the influence of JFK as the leader of the free world has been great, it can be argued that even greater has been the influence of the other two men. Both...

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Just how intelligent are atheists?

Aug 22, 2013 by

By Alexander Boot University of Rochester psychologists have just completed a review of 63 scientific studies about religion and intelligence dating between 1928 and now. In 53 of these there was a “reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity”. In other words, atheists are brighter than believers. They have a higher “ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly, and learn from experience”. Now...

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Relationships (part one) Whole and Half

Apr 27, 2013 by

From gentlemind “Relationships” is a series of articles looking at the way in which concepts exist in relation to other concepts, and the way in which we exist in relation to those relationships. [...]  This is the only way it is mathematically possible that two different objects can combine to create a new object which will – at a ratio of 1:1 – itself be identical to one of the two objects that combined to create it. Half of children are male (one half of...

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Personally, I blame Kant for all this

Jan 6, 2013 by

By Alexander Boot The last three centuries have witnessed numerous attempts to replace Judaeo-Christian morality with an equally effective secular code based on rational thought. The same centuries have also witnessed a comprehensive failure of every such attempt. Immanuel Kant was neither the first nor the last thinker who postulated that, as a rational moral agent, man doesn’t need God to come up with a valid moral code. It’s just that he was a more powerful thinker than the...

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Humanists outraged over approval of new academy that will teach Creationism

Jul 20, 2012 by

By Stewart Cowan, Real Street Those delicate flowers, the secular humanists, just cannot bear for anyone not to believe like they do. They get really upset that after over a century and a half, millions of us still don’t buy the idea that we evolved from pond slime via apes – goo-to-you-via-the-zoo! Religious ideas produce intolerance, they insist, and so they cannot be tolerated. No, humanists are convinced that they have a better idea of how to create a good society: have...

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