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Stephen Friberg is a Bahá’í living in Mountain View, California. A research physicist by training, he authored Religion and Evolution Reconciled: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Comments on Evolution with Courosh Mehanian. He worked at NTT in Japan before joining the semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley.
Books on Science and Religion #40: The Atheistic Perspectives of Nietzsche

Books on Science and Religion #40: The Atheistic Perspectives of Nietzsche

 To believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein Mar 29, 2015 Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was one of the most influential cultural figures of the 20th century, an honor he shared with Freud. Atheism was an essential part of what he had to say. In Atheists: The Origin of the Species, Nick Spencer provides an…

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Books on Science and Religion #39: The Atheistic Perspectives of Freud

Books on Science and Religion #39: The Atheistic Perspectives of Freud

 To believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein Mar 22, 2015 Freud and Nietzsche were two of the towering intellectual figures of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and their atheism was a major part of what they had to say. In Atheists: The Origin of the Species, the author Nick Spencer provides…

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Books on Science and Religion #38: Nick Spencer’s ‘Atheists and the Origin of the Species’ Part 6

Books on Science and Religion #38: Nick Spencer’s ‘Atheists and the Origin of the Species’ Part 6

To believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein Mar 15, 2015 In the last several blogs, we have been studying the history of atheism as outlined in the excellent and informative Atheists: The Origin of the Species, written by Nick Spencer, research director of the Christian think-tank Theos. Most of the time, we have…

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Books on Science and Religion #37: Nick Spencer’s ‘Atheists and the Origin of the Species’ Part 5

Books on Science and Religion #37: Nick Spencer’s ‘Atheists and the Origin of the Species’ Part 5

To believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein Mar 8, 2015 Why did atheism become a state religion in the Soviet Union and not in, say, Britain? Atheists: The Origin of the Species – by Nick Spencer – addresses this question by looking at the growth of atheism in 19th century pre-Soviet Russia and…

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Books on Science and Religion #36: Nick Spencer’s ‘Atheists and the Origin of the Species’ Part 4

Books on Science and Religion #36: Nick Spencer’s ‘Atheists and the Origin of the Species’ Part 4

To believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein Jan 25, 2015 After a three week hiatus, we return to the excellent and informative Atheists: The Origin of the Species, written by Nick Spencer, research director of the Christian think-tank Theos. We pick up where we left off – at the beginning of the 19th…

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Books on Science and Religion #35: A Final Round of Pausing and Considering

Books on Science and Religion #35: A Final Round of Pausing and Considering

http://www.amazon.com/Atheism-For-Dummies-Dale-McGowan/dp/111850920XTo believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein Feb 22, 2015 Over the last 35 weeks, we have been looking at the modern literature on science and religion. So far, we have looked at 13 books. Four of them (Religion and Science: The Basics; Logic and Logos; Science and Religion in Quest of Truth;…

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Books on Science and Religion #34: More Pausing and Considering

Books on Science and Religion #34: More Pausing and Considering

To believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein Feb 15, 2015 There is website called You May Be a Fundamentalist Atheist If… that is both funny and disheartening. It has a list of entries that capture much of the flavor of online conversations about religion, atheism, science and religion. Personally, I’ve been on chat…

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Books on Science and Religion #33: We Pause and Consider

Books on Science and Religion #33: We Pause and Consider

To believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein Feb 8, 2015 It is week #33 of our review of the modern literature on science and religion – and a good time to pause and take a perspective. I want to consider two things in today’s blog: The basic question that this literature seems to…

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Books on Science and Religion #32: Nick Spencer’s ‘Atheists and the Origin of the Species’ Part 3

Books on Science and Religion #32: Nick Spencer’s ‘Atheists and the Origin of the Species’ Part 3

To believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein Jan 25, 2015 In the previous two weeks (here and here) we looked at the history of atheism as described in the excellent and informative Atheists: The Origin of the Species, written by Nick Spencer, research director of the Christian think-tank Theos. Given the relevance and…

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Books on Science and Religion #31: Nick Spencer’s ‘Atheists and the Origin of the Species’ Part 2

Books on Science and Religion #31: Nick Spencer’s ‘Atheists and the Origin of the Species’ Part 2

To believe in God means to see that the facts of the world are not the end of the matter. To believe in God means to see that life has a meaning. Ludwig Wittgenstein Jan 18, 2015 Last week, we posted the first part of a several part review of an excellent and informative book called Atheists: The Origin of the Species. Written by Nick Spencer, research director of the Christian think-tank Theos, it is a must-read book if you…

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