Friday, November 03, 2006

Galileo? Galileo? Galileo? Galileo? Well maybe not quite...

...but still, for a poor boy from a poor family this looks like quite an achievement. I guess it explains why he's always modelled his hairstyle on Newton.

A Message from some US Troops...

The Dawkins Delusion?

A quote by Keith Ward in the Tablet:

So why can Professor Dawkins only see the bad in religion? Why is he incapable of making an objective, “scientific”, study of it, in all its diversity? Why is he unable to make distinctions between the many different forms of religious belief? I do not know the answer to these questions, but I do know this apostle of reason, when confronted with the word “faith”, suddenly becomes irrational, careless of truth, incapable of scholarly analysis. I really think it must be some sort of virus, and I wish my colleague a speedy recovery.

Also a very good article by Madeleine Bunting in the Guardian: No wonder atheists are angry: they seem ready to believe anything