You may recall that irritating essay by Nicholas Wade in which he butchers the philosophy of science — well, his book is out, it’s gotten a mixed review in the New York Times, and Jerry Coyne mentions that it’s Templeton-endorsed. It’s all the kiss of death as far as I’m concerned — I don’t think I’ll be reading it. Ophelia Benson will be reviewing it for Free Inquiry, so maybe she’ll change my mind.
Although I doubt it.
I don’t know. It seems like there’s this weird industry generating lame apologetics for religion now, busily churning out half-assed books for the faitheists. To me, it looks like a gang of people making up bushels of glittery, repetitive sequins to dress up the Emperor’s nudity. I think they need to spend a little more time figuring out exactly what they’re going to stitch them to.