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Another god debate

Apparently Sean Carroll and William Lane Craig went head to head this weekend on the question of “the existence of God in light of contemporary cosmology.” Usually I think these sort of debates are a waste of time but am … Continue reading

Losing trust in religious leaders

I recently reported the data from our last census showing the decline of the numbers of Christians in New Zealand, and the associated increase in people declaring they have no religion (see Census 2013 – religious diversity). It’s interesting to consider the … Continue reading

Fluoride debate: Ken Perrott’s closing response to Paul Connett?

This is Ken Perrott’s response to Paul Connett’s last article Fluoride debate: Arguments Against Fluoridation Thread. Part 8. Paul. For Paul Connett’s original article see – Fluoride debate Part 1: Connett. This exchange is now winding down – despite the fact … Continue reading

Testing the God theory

I enjoyed this video. It is a full lecture but well worth watching – especially if you are interested in the science-religion debates. Sean Carroll presents these cosmological arguments well – and his analysis is far more up to date … Continue reading

The fluoride debate – introduction

Some readers will be aware I have discussed with Paul Connett, author of the book The Case against Fluoride, the possibility of some sort of “debate” between us on the fluoridation issue. We have now agreed to run a series … Continue reading

Moral animals

I am spending some time dealing with family business so I am reposting some of my past book reviews over the next few days. These could be useful with Christmas coming up. Here’s a book for lovers of animals – … Continue reading

Marriage equality, retribution and moral progress

Colin Craig, leader of New Zealand’s Conservative party, is upset at last night’s parliamentary vote supporting marriage equality. On twitter (@ColinCraigNZ) he warned “The day of reckoning is still to come.” Some Catholic Bishops in Auckland issued a similar warning. … Continue reading

Greedy Lying Bastards

This film has a very apt title – Greedy Lying Bastards. It’s being released for theatres this week in the US. Wonder if we will get to see it here. Below is some information on its content. (By the way … Continue reading

Morality and non-human animals

Book review: Can Animals Be Moral? by Mark Rowlands Price: US$29.95; NZ42.99 Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (November 1, 2012) ISBN-10: 0199842000 ISBN-13: 978-0199842001 Interested readers need to know – this is a book about philosophy, not … Continue reading

What Is Life? From Schrödinger to Watson to Venter

In February 1943 Erwin Schrödinger, delivered a seminal lecture, entitled ‘What is Life?’, under the auspices of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, in Trinity College, Dublin. This was published as a book – What is Life? Craig Venter revisited … Continue reading