Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
"Colin Howson, a philosophy professor at the University of Toronto, has written a new book titled Objecting to God which comes across as something like a philosopher’s version of The God Delusion."
The growth of science and a correspondingly scientific way of looking at evidence have for the last three centuries slowly been gaining ground over religious explanations of the cosmos and mankind's place in it. However, not only is secularism now under renewed attack from religious fundamentalism, but it has also been widely claimed that the scientific evidence itself points strongly to a universe deliberately fine-tuned for life to evolve in it. In addition, certain aspects of human life, like consciousness and the ability to recognise the existence of universal moral standards, seem completely resistant to evolutionary explanation.