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The Myth of Compartmentalised Minds

No, not an attack on modular theories of mind. (If  you don’t know what they are, don’t worry, it’s not relevant today)… Instead I’m talking about a claim I often see levelled against Christians who believe in Evolution — that … Continue reading

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Damning Darwin: The Perils of Myth-making in the History of Science

There are very few things less enticing to the British public than the sight of CJ in the bath. While occasionally Marmalade the lunatic kitten comes to balance precariously on the edge of the bath tub, and watch the great pink hippo wallowing in the foaming waters, human beings seem to find the mere prospect revolting. So I apologise in advance for calling this scene to your minds, and hope you have not recently eaten. Continue reading

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Richard Dawkins ignored me – no surprise there! & the perils of Fundamentalist Atheist loonies

OK, I have removed this post as the debate on Science and Religion is back on.  :) cj x

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In Defence of Astrology – some common sense on a touchy subject!

In defense of Astrology? Have I finally lost the plot? :) Maybe! I like to doubt my own doubts from time to time, and critique my own sceptical beliefs. I originally wrote this as a playful piece on Richard Dawkin’s … Continue reading

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Debunking A Modern Myth: the Conflict of Religion & Science – Part Two

Sir James Frazer in his monumental work The Golden Bough managed to pollute the intellectual atmosphere of the world in a way few have rivaled; he did to history what Henry Ford did to our lungs. Within months of Frazer publishing his work was torn apart by serious anthropologists, but it was popular, and went through edition after edition Continue reading

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Debunking A Modern Myth: the Conflict of Religion & Science – Part One

A Word of Explanation On Christmas Eve 2008 having reached 7,000 posts on Professor Richard Dawkin’s forum I publicly issued the Professor with a challenge to a debate on Religion & Science. My contention was that the supposed conflict between … Continue reading

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