Joined: Jan. 2006
The big bang thread got me thinking bout all the fun I have reading books that comment on religion and books that comment on science although not usually in the same book, the exeption being "the god gene". I read a lot of super dry science stuff for work and I don't much like it but I very much liked "the tao of Physics" and bill bryson's "a short history of nearly everything", "God's Equation" about Einstein, The age of Scurvy, "Emergence" by steven johnson (i think) and etc.
I listed a bunch of religion books and essays on my blog where it is easier to make links.
If you are interested in helping compile a reading list or offering opinions on books mentioned, feel free to comment here or there.
I will make a more comprehensive list soon. I am curious how many people have read the same books and how many people liked the same things.
I think this is relevant to the evo/creo debate because much of the controversy hinges on education and education levels of those involved. I think maybe any ID leaning lurkers might want to know what kinds of books we science leaning folks have been reading and vice versa if at all possible. If nothing else, I hope to get a few good titles to read.
In Mr Christopher's own words:
Posted: Feb. 14 2006,18:15
Quote (BWE @ Feb. 14 2006,16:56)
Mr. Christopher, I was inspired to add your comment above to my blog.
Since I did it without your express permission I give my appologies and editing rights to you if you feel I have misrepresented you.
BWE, I am flattered my comments made an impression on you. Feel free to quote me anytime.
I think there is some irony here somewhere. Is there anyone on earth who started doubting their faith only after they read some Darwin or Stevie Gould? I doubt it. I think the creationists give Darwin/evolution far too much credit.
Initially I rejected my former faith on pure moral and common sense grounds and it was years later that I would read up on evolution. Evolution did not provide a foundation for my lack of faith nor did it (or does it) contribute to my current lack of faith. I think this is probably true for most folks.
Contrary to what the creationists believe the seeds of doubt do not need to be nourished by some biological theory or fact (and anyone who pins their faith on IC and mouse trap analagies is a fool to be sure). All it takes to lose ones faith is a little common sense and the desire to ask oneself uncomfortable questions.
Who said that ev'ry wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
Look what it's done so far
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