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Book Review: Islam and the Future of Tolerance

October 14, 2015


Sam Harris is a highly polarizing figure that people usually associate with controversy. He isn’t afraid to voice his opinions on controversial subjects such as religion, terrorism, the ethics of torture, nuclear war, gun control, morality, and free will to name a few. Harris views these hot-button topics as some of the most important obstacles […]

Belated book review, and a prominent scientist’s descent into absurdity

April 25, 2011


As some of you know, I blogged about a book I began to read only to discover that the pages therein had been desecrated by a foaming-at-the-mouth Creationist who, judging by their margin notes, read only about ten pages before calling it quits.  The book was Acquiring Genomes by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagen, and […]

A Review of Dawkins’ The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution.

December 27, 2009


This year (it’s still 2009!) marks two notable anniversaries, Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, and the sesquicentennial of his most renowned treatise, On the Origin of Species.  It comes as no surprise, then, that Richard Dawkins and myriad other prominent biologists chose this year for the publication of their own books on the subject of evolution.  […]