Are ‘faith’ and ‘reason’ friends or foes? 1

“It all comes down to science vs. faith.”
This comment from a Quiner’s Diner reader accurately captures the times. But it shouldn’t.

Some fundamentalist adherents of various religions hold faith-based beliefs which fly in the face of science.

By the same token, some atheists and scientists hold beliefs they claim are based on science even when they fly in the face of science, religion, and philosophy … More…

The neo-liberal Economist Magazine bales on global warming 2

“GLOBAL warming has slowed.” This is the lead sentence in The Economist’s new essay on global warming/ climate change. The magazine has generally supported the conviction that global warming exists, that it is caused by man, and that we should do something about it. Nonetheless, they acknowledge in their June 20th essay that the data is not being cooperative … More…