My post at Forbes, on the recent University of Iowa panel on Islam and Science. I’ll be posting video from the event soon.
About which I heartily agree with Jerry Coyne.
Apropos Eugenie Scott’s recent commencement address at University of Missouri, the always deep-thinking Jerry Coyne is once again scratching his head. Why? Because she encouraged the use of critical thinking skills–but wasn’t as absolute as Coyne would like. But why is it always the psychics, the homeopaths, and the astrologers who take it in the… Continue reading Memo to Jerry Coyne: We Can’t Imagine You Giving a Commencement Address Either
Calling Jerry Coyne’s BluffSteve Matheson does a nice job explaining the problem with ‘theistic evolution’, and therein I think nicely shows why Coyne’s attacks on accomodationism really amount to nothing more than attacks on fellow scientists who are religious.
Stanley Jaki, physicist, priest, author and teacher: 1924 – 2009One of my favorite historians of science, Fr. Jaki, has passed away, at age 84. After lecturing last week in Rome he went to Spain for further meetings and succumbed to a heart attack. Jaki was a Gifford Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, 1974-75 and… Continue reading