Sunday, February 12, 2012
Today is Charles Darwin's 203rd birthday. I am grateful for his contributions to science, though I was once very much against them. Now I accept the fact of evolution and see how interesting and elegant this theory is.
Posted by Eric Burton at 2:12 PM
Labels: Charles Darwin, common ancestry, Dawkins, evolution, fossil, Jerry Coyne, lineage, Natural Selection, Prothero, science
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Sam Harris has written a wonderfully enlightening and remarkably relatable piece on how the mind reacts when cherished beliefs are challenged by outside sources. He likens the love of a burning wood fire to the love of whatever religious beliefs one may have, and notes that we often react similarly if either idea is attacked. He asks his readers to be honest with themselves and pay attention to how their own mind behaves while they read his summation of wood fires. Then they can more accurately understand how the religious mind works when challenged.
Read it for yourself here.
Posted by Eric Burton at 11:38 AM