Paul Kurtz, Center For Inquiry: Expelled is anti-science propaganda and anti-intellectualism at its worst

As a member of the Center For Inquiry, the world’s leading secular and rationalist advocacy organization, I received the following message in an email from CFI today: CFI’s Paul Kurtz Joins the Chorus of Critics Dismissing Ben Stein’s “Expelled” as Anti-Science Propaganda Paul Kurtz, founder and chairman of the Center for Inquiry, has called the new … Continue reading

Ben Stein is Sexpelled: No Intercourse Allowed (Expelled parody)

The Scienazis are at it again. It wasn’t enough for them to suppress the highly tenable and definitely scientific approach that is Intelligent Design (and certainly not Creationism). Now they’re suppressing the equally meritorious stork theory of reproduction. Stork theory, a totally viable alternative to the sex theory (which is just a theory) of reproduction, … Continue reading

Expelled Exposed: National Center for Science Education review of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed NOW AVAILABLE

Richard Dawkins on Bill Maher (April 11, 2008)

Dawkins and Maher discuss the popularity of books such as Dawkins’ “The God Delusion”, as well as other recent anti-faith books by authors such as Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, the brightness of Francis Collins – evangelical Christian and esteemed geneticist, and the possibility of a death-bed conversion by Dawkins.

The short-comings of every theist argument that I have ever heard, and the one type of case that gives me some pause

 I am an agnostic atheist. An agnostic atheist is one who does not make the assertive statement “There is no God”, but simply lacks a belief in any God. I do not know for certain that there is no God, so I won’t claim such knowledge. In my experience, though, I have had no experiences … Continue reading

Magic mushrooms inspire ‘spiritual’ experiences. The role of this finding in assessing the claims of organized religion.

In 2006, Roland Griffiths of Johns Hopkins Medicine found that psilocybin, or magic mushrooms, can elicit powerful mystical experiences. He asserts that this finding should not be viewed as a threat to religious belief. I disagree.

Is Mainstream Science Dogmatic?

Many members of the Intelligent Design movement like to present mainstream science—which flat out rejects Intelligent Design—as being dogmatic and unwelcoming to alternative ways of thinking. Is mainstream science dogmatic? Yes and no.