Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sam Harris interviewed on Liberal's making excuses for Radical Islam

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Friday, August 10, 2007

On Holiday

Hi everyone,

I’m on holiday with my children and time with them has to take priority over time writing sense for fundamentalists to ignore. There’s loads I need to catch up with on this blog and most of it is half written. I’ll try to get through it as and when time allows, but I’ve got to state that my kids deserve a good holiday and I’ll be making absolutely no effort that counteract that objective.

Speaking of the holiday, things are really nice. We’re combining fun with education. First we establish that something is fun and then we learn about it. Today we are mostly focussed on maths at the river and chucking in a bit of biology and evolution to boot. We’re also doing some magic (Paul Zenon books) and we’re having a really great time. We’re planning on heading to an island in the next few days to enjoy the sea life and the night sky and a visit to an observatory is on the cards. Over the last few days my daughter expressed an interest in making furniture and so we decided to design and build a bed. It’s now finished and it’s top notch. I love this time with them.

Anyway, I’m going to be quiet for about a month but during the nights I’ll write a bit and when posts are finished I’ll post them. I might see if my son wants to write an article also. He’s been studying evolution and he’s getting a very good gene’s eye grasp.

I hope everyone else is having holidays (or is expecting them) as good as mine.

All the best,


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Monday, August 06, 2007

Catching up

I've been quiet for several days. I've had a surprising amount to do in the real world, which I will not bore you with. In the meantime there's been some great debate going on in the comments of various posts and I must say that I'm thrilled by this. It's one thing to preach to the choir, so to speak, but it's a far better thing when atheists and theists really get a dialogue going, even if it does seem to go nowhere fast most of the time. Thanks to everyone for the debate. I'm learning a great deal.

Today I'm going to try and catch up on some of the comments and posts I'm behind on. There should be a lot to read by the end of the day. I think I'm going to start by responding to Rhology's criticism of my Message to all Creationists by countering the "no macro-evolution" stance often taken by creationists. I expect this response to be quite damning because I also intend to attack creationism in some detail. I'm tired of the hypocrisy of the creationist camp and the way that empty arguments are levelled against evolution as though they are giant cannons, capable of shooting great holes in the theory - they are not - and the simple truth is that if the creationist argument had to live up to even a billionth of the scrutiny and standards of evidence applied to science then it would still fail horribly. It's time to insist of the same standards being applied to all contenders and it is obvious if we do that then we are left alone with evolution or we have opened the gates to every mad idea that any ill-informed fop can come up with.

After that I'm going to get on with the Morality debate. Rhology has posted his latest response, which I have to say is extremely empty and simply repeats points I've already covered. For that reason my response will contain many of the same points restated, but I'll also introduce some new stuff to keep it fresh.

So anyway, today I'll be catching up and I hope that the debates will continue. I've got a lot to do so I'd better get on with it. Ciao for now :)


Unfortunately I've not managed to complete the articles I wanted to write today. Now I'm tired and would rather stick my feet up with a movie and a bottle of wine than wade through creationist dribble, even though it is very shallow. I'll get at least the creationist post up tomorrow which has turned into something of a monster.

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