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Bangladesh police said today they had foiled an attempt by suspected Islamic militants to murder an "atheist" sc
World famous English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and unrelenting critic of religion, Richard Dawkins, has now turne
A tiff over religion was witnessed at the Jaipur Literature Festival between lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar and
Namit Arora in the excellent 3 Quarks Daily:
The Carvaka denied the authority of all scriptures. First, knowledge based on verbal testimony is inferential and so vitiated by the flaws of inference. The scriptures, they claimed, are characterized by three faults: falsity, self-contradiction, and tautology. Based on such a theory of knowledge, the Carvaka defended a complete reductive materialism according to which the four elements of earth, water, fire, and air are the only original components of being; all other forms are products of their composition. Consciousness arises from the material structure of the body and characterizes the body itself—rather than a soul—and perishes with the body.
The author of the God Delusion responds to Tony Blair's article on faith in last week's New Statesman:
“The Blair Foundation will work to leverage mutual respect and understanding between seemingly incompatible faith traditions”
After all, despite our differences, we do have one important thing in common: all of us in the faith communities hold firm beliefs in the total absence of evidence, which leaves us free to believe anything we like. So, at the very least, we can be united in claiming a privileged role for all these private beliefs in the formulation of public policy.
I hope this letter will have shown you some of the reasons why you might consider supporting Tony’s Foundation. Because hey, let’s face it, a world without religion doesn’t have a prayer. With so many of the world’s problems caused by religion, what better solution could there possibly be than to promote yet more of it?
It would be Charles Darwin's 200th Birthday on February 12, 2009 -- which will also be the 150th Anniversary of the publication of his famous book, On The Origin of Species. It is time therefore to revive the old God debate between creationism and evolution, which gives me an excuse to also post this short little exchange dating back to November 2006 between Richard Dawkins and Neil deGrasse Tyson, where Tyson took Dawkins to task for his methods: