Showing posts from February, 2012

Reason Rally 2012

On March 24, 2012, a rally celebrating "science, reason, and secularism" will be held in Washington D.C. According to the "About" page on the official website, the event, titled Reason Rally, "seeks to to unify, energize, and embolden secular people nationwide, while dispelling the negative opinions held by so much of American society... It will be the largest secular event in world history... The purpose of this particular rally will be to advance secularism (in the broadest sense of the word) in society." There is a lot of hype about this event on the secularist side. And rightly so; key speakers include Richard Dawkins (who refused to debate William Lane Craig ), Dan Brown, Lawrence Krauss (who, unlike Dawkins, actually  debated Dr. Craig last year ), David Silverman, and PZ Myers among others -- some of today's leading atheists and secularists. You can go to the official Reason Rally website for more information: . Fo

Evolutionary Biology and Atheism

I am currently reading Darwin's Black Box by biochemist and evolutionist Michael J. Behe. As an evolutionist, he talks about the biochemical challenges that Darwinian evolution presents to the question of origins -- how it doesn't allow for the irreducible complexity that we observe in biology. Therefore, I found it interesting that I stumbled upon this quote today: an evolutionist's view on what evolutionary biology tells us about our world... “Let me summarize my views on what modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear — and these are basically Darwin’s views. There are no gods, no purposes, and no goal-directed forces of any kind. There is no life after death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. That’s the end of me. There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning in life, and no free will for humans, either. “ ~ Evolutionist William Provine of Cornell University, in a debate with Phillip E. Johnson Have you no