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Ignoring a Herd of Elephants – A Review of The Dawkins/Williams Debate

February 24, 2012

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Feature Images - Ignoring a Herd of Elephants  – The Dawkins:Williams Debate

[To watch the debate between Richard Dawkins and Rowan Williams that took place on the 23rd of Febuary 2012, follow this link: http://fsmevents.com/sophiaeuropa/] If only I could think of which chess piece Richard Dawkins embodies, I would try to make some cleaver metaphor out of the noble game. We have the Bishop, Dr. Rowan Williams;… [Read more…]

Atheism: Two Point… Oh No. – A critique of Alain de Botton’s ‘Constructive Atheism’

February 10, 2012

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Feature Image - Atheism Two Point... Oh no. - A critique of Alain de Botton's 'Constructive Atheism'

There are very few people who can annoy me more than the multitudes of religionist who make demands upon others, infiltrating almost all aspects of life. Some might go so far as to say that I have a small preoccupation with trying to reduce the amount of this religious noise that permeates the world. However, one sure way to distract me… [Read more…]

Posted in: atheism, Criticism

Why is ‘science’ valuable?

February 9, 2012

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[This is a short speech I presented to a group of around 300 students aged between 11 and 15 to mark ‘National Science Week’ (sometime in March 2011, I forget exactly when).] Hello. If you haven’t met me yet, my name is James Sheils and I teach in the physics department. I have been informed… [Read more…]

Posted in: Anecdote, Education, Science