Thursday 2 June 2011

Burnee links for Thursday

I am lectured in logic by a man who believes in invisible magic men in the sky : Pharyngula
P. Z. Myers picks up on the tautology of Intelligent Design terminology. (Michael Behe is guilty of this too: he talks about "a purposeful arrangement of parts" — apparently oblivious to the fact that he's begging the question. "Purposeful", or "full of purpose", to Behe means it must be designed. Of course, if you define something as being the result of design, you're not really making a logical deduction in saying it must have been designed. As I've said before, things that are red in colour are coloured red. Not a world-shattering deduction, merely tautology.)

Answers in Genes: Show me the Sausages!
All very fine and dandy, but show me the sausages.

Craig v Krauss « Choice in Dying
Eric MacDonald examines William Lane Craig's arguments in his debate with Lawrence Krauss, and finds nothing there.

Ye Olde “Atheism is a Religion” Canard : EvolutionBlog
Atheism is not a religion.

Adam and Eve: the ultimate standoff between science and faith (and a contest!) « Why Evolution Is True
"The purpose of BioLogos is to show that there can be harmony between mainstream science and evangelical Christianity."
Before you can show such a thing, that thing has to be true. 2 + 2 = 5