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The New York Times has an interesting piece up about Antony Flew, formerly vocal atheist and revered philosopher, who’s been co-oped by the Intelligent Design brigade in his dotage. In 1950, Flew published a discourse on atheism “Theology and Falsification” which pointed out something quite astute: that the term “God” is so amorphous as to…

Courtesy of CNN, an empty-headed opinion piece that adds no real dimension to the topic. As the director of the Human Genome Project, I have led a consortium of scientists to read out the 3.1 billion letters of the human genome, our own DNA instruction book. As a believer, I see DNA, the information molecule…

Hard to know what to make of this, or even if what they propose–to prenatally interfere with sexual orientation–is possible. Mr. Mohler [president of a Baptist seminary] said in the article that scientific research “points to some level of biological causation” for homosexuality. That suggestion offended fellow conservatives, Mr. Mohler said. Proof of a biological…

An interesting article (“Why You Rarely See Your Professors In Church“) which appeared in the University of Michigan student paper was forwarded to me by its author, Kingson Man. Its tagline went something like this: Studies show that professors are three times more likely to be atheists or agnostics than the rest of the population.…

I’ve never really talked about religion on this blog before, at least not directly. But there’s trouble a-brewin’ at ScienceBlogs which has worked more than a few of our ranks into tizzies of knotted panties and carpal tunnel blogging. I figure this is as good a time as any to tackle the topic, since I’ve…