Review of Atheism – Christianity debate between Christopher DiCarlo and Dave Hunt at the “Decide for Yourself” religion debates in Whitby, ON

For general overviews of the event, go here, here and here. These reviews are all written by humanists who were strongly disappointed by the slanted nature of the event. Put briefly, the event was run by Christian literalists, at a Christian school, with Christian moderators, with questions to the speakers having to be written down … Continue reading

Renowned scientist Stuart Kauffman in Toronto TONIGHT (CFI Ontario)

For more information on tonight’s event, see: https://theframeproblem.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/renowned-scientist-stuart-kauffman-at-mcmaster-university-tonight-york-university-and-cfi-ontario-tomorrow/ This should be very interesting.

Renowned scientist Stuart Kauffman at McMaster University tonight, York University and CFI Ontario tomorrow

REINVENTING THE SACRED: How the Paradigm of Emergence Offers New Scientific Views on the Origin of Life and Biodiversity, Economics, Ethics, and Spirituality Stuart Kauffman, Institute for Biochemplexity and Informatics, University of Calgary Thursday, Feb 7, 7:30-930pm, Michael G. Degroote Centre for Learning & Discovery and Atrium (MDCL), Rm. 3022, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W, … Continue reading

Florida legislators pushing for evolution to be taught as “just a theory”

Remember what I said about having to be a right-wing Christian nutter in order to be a public school administrator or council member in Florida? Well apparently it also applies to legislators in the state. Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald writes: Top state legislators say they’re ready to join the fight over putting the word … Continue reading

TERRIBLE review for Ben Stein’s propaganda film “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”

Ben Stein’s soon-to-be-released disingenuous anti-evolution Judeo-Christian fundamentalist crocumentary “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” has received a scathing review from Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel. Moore described the “documentary” as “a rabble-rouser of a doc that uses all manner of loaded images, loaded rhetoric, few if any facts and mockery of hand-picked “weirdo” scientists to attack the those who, Stein … Continue reading

The next big CFI Ontario event: Professor Stuart Kauffman proposes a new scientific worldview for understanding the origin of life and biodiversity, economics, ethics and spirituality

REINVENTING THE SACRED: How the Paradigm of Emergence Offers New Scientific Views on the Origin of Life and Biodiversity, Economics, Ethics, and Spirituality Stuart Kauffman, Institute for Biochemplexity and Informatics, University of Calgary Thurs, Feb 8, 7:30pm, Centre for Inquiry Ontario, 216 Beverley St, downtown Toronto.

Is Evolution “just a theory”, a scientific theory, or a fact?

There is a lot of misunderstanding when it comes to determining the status of evolution. We are all familiar with the lay, and often religion-motivated, misinterpretation of evolution being “just a theory”. This misrepresentation of the status of evolution is based on a confusion—a confusion which in many cases is deliberate—between the meaning of theory … Continue reading

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