is the genetic fallacy necessarily still a fallacy when it comes to religious belief anymore?
the interactive time line on research into reprogrammed stem cells created by Ed Yong is getting some well deserved recognition.
how about a great illustrated guide to the emerging science of epigenetics?
got milk? on the evolution of milk.
a simple paradox concerning god's goodness.
John Danaher continues his series on miracles, this time discussing the problem the existence of Satan poses for belief in miracles. Part 1. Part 2.
this monster 26,000 word article on Hollywood director Paul Haggis and his escape from Scientology is quite a read but if you can't quite commit to its length then there's help in the way of some summaries. Vulture. The Atlantic Wire. Boing Boing.
3.2 million year old fossil foot bone supports bipedalism in A. afarensis.
rage-inducing chemical on squid eggs turns males into violent thugs.
never a miscommunication? Bill O'Reilly doesn't even know the time of day!
if you're on a first date and want to know how religious your date is without coming right out and asking just ask them their opinion of correct spelling and grammar.
the fascinating conversations centering on Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape continue. Russell Blackford (plus some). Ophelia Benson makes an important point. Peter Beattie defends Harris. Blackford comments on Beattie's post and the comments that followed. Tim Dean has his say.
you are now about to read a piece about dinosaur sex! (you're welcome.)
in the search for Earth-like exoplanets, these are the stars that are worth keeping an eye on.
ok, but could we ever travel to those stars without breaking the bank?
and all this talk about exoPLANETS, what about exoMOONS?
many atheists tend to the view that fighting "in god we trust" is unimportant in the scheme of things. Alonzo Fyfe argues otherwise, not unconvincingly i thought.
John Loftus linked to this video from Skepticon3 of a talk by Richard Carrier titled "Are Christians Delusional?"
theory of mind and belief in god: how our innate theory of mind gives rise to the divine creator.
on reinterpretation "research". or what climate change denialism and intelligent design creationism have in common.
New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman in his new book: "Bible writers intended to deceive."