God versus Rationality may be a better way of phrasing the Religion versus Science debate. I always find great food for thought on Psybertron, and here’s some of that great food: Privilege which suggests we have not quite proven that we do not have a privileged place in the universe. This is well worth a serious read, including especially, the Larry Kraus quote linked to, and all the other links there. I’m still working on it and may not get to the end in my lifetime.
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Just finished reading Robert Wright’s afterword to his book The Evolution of God. Took me 3/4 of an hour. For those atheists out there as well as for those believers I think this is the most sensible discussion of the idea of God that I’ve yet come across, and I’ve been searching for one for a long time. After all, I’m over eighty freaking years old!
Here’s Robert Wright talking about his book:
Here’s the link to the afterword, By the Way, What Is God? which I just read.
UPDATE: Wright has a four page Op-Ed in the Sunday, Aug. 23, NYT, A Grand Bargain Over Evolution.
I get a kick out of this expression, Turtles All The Way Down, hearing it so often these days. See, e.g., here. It’s the old, “If God created the universe, who created God?” argument. Pops up everywhere. Always has, I guess.
I gotta go.
Well, I’m getting sick of everything these days, Fox News, Candidates, Ossetia, Olympics, MSM, you-name-it, so, I went and looked up some humor. Here’s what I found under Philosophy Jokes (so, I’m not sick of philosophy yet I guess):
Seen on a restroom wall: “God is dead: Nietzsche.
Nietzsche is dead: God.”
* * * * * * * hey, who ya gonna believe, huh?
Descartes walks into a café and sits down ready to order.
A waiter comes up to him and asks, “Do you need a menu?”
Descartes replies, “I think not,” and he disappears!
* * * * * * *Poof! That’ll teach him to be a dualist.
Overheard in 18th century England: “Did you hear that George
Berkeley died? His girlfriend stopped seeing him.”
* * * * * * *Taking “seeing is believing” too literally?
What did the Buddhist say to the hot dog vender?
“Make me one with everything.”
What did the hot dog vender say when the Buddhist asked for his change?
“Change come from within.”
* * * * * * *Yeah, try to find it!
Did you hear about the Buddhist who spilled his coffee while driving to work?
He had bad kar-mug.
* * * * * * *HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Here’s Kate Braestrup, the only combination Game Warden and UU minister that I know of, and to boot she’s from the Great State of Maine! Listen to her talk about her work and about God:
A totally inspiring lady. Here’s her book: Here If You Need Me: A True Story.
For more great UU stuff, check out uuplanet.tv. ðŸ˜€