Search Results for: cosmology

Overlapping Magisteria?

The relationship between science and religion, and the demarcation of their fields, or magisteria, seems to be topical at the moment. On the one had the boundary appears to be violated by religious promotion of creationism and attacks on evolutionary … Continue reading

Waking up to morality

I have come to the conclusion that a lot of what is said and written about morality is rubbish. So I am pleased to see that, at last, science is opening up to the idea that it can investigate this … Continue reading

Some pesky delusions

Book review: The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails, editors John W. Loftus and Dan Barker Price: US$14.28; NZ$44.97 Paperback: 422 pages Publisher: Prometheus Books (March 31, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 1616141689 ISBN-13: 978-1616141684 As the title indicates this book is … Continue reading

Hawking’s grand design – lessons for apologists?

I managed to get my own copy of  The Grand Design (co-authored by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow) the other day. Talk about luck. I was on one of my rare visits to the big smoke and inquired at Borders. … Continue reading

The Grand Design – neither God nor 42

It seems that God, or more correctly disbelief in God, sells books. In recent years anyway. Perhaps since the religiously motivated terrorist attacks in New York nine years ago this week. So one can hardly blame the publishers for jumping … Continue reading

Fallacy of Fine Tuning

I just picked up in my browsing that Victor Stenger is working on a new book The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning: How the Universe is Not Designed for Us. Its planned for publication early next year.

We don’t know!

I like the quote from Isaac Asimov which goes something like: “The most exhilarating statement in science is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘Hmm, that’s funny’!” Every researcher knows the feeling. When our experiments or observations produce the result we didn’t expect. … Continue reading

Understanding the “multiverse”

Book review: In Search of the Multiverse by John Gribbin Price: NZ$55 Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Allen Lane (August 27, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1846141133 ISBN-13: 978-1846141133 These days when people talk about the “multiverse” they usually mean the idea … Continue reading

Defending science and reason

Book Review: The New Atheism: Taking a Stand for Science and Reason by Victor Stenger Price: US$12.92 Paperback: 282 pages Publisher: Prometheus Books (September 22, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1591027519 ISBN-13: 978-1591027515 Hello there! If you are new here, you … Continue reading

Why We Are Atheists

Book Review: 50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists by Russell Blackford and Udo Schuklenk Paperback: 360 pages Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (October, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 1405190469 ISBN-13: 978-1405190466 Price: US$26.95 Hello there! If you are new here, you might … Continue reading