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Young adult author: robots help youth think about ethics
I’d say Jack Heath is correct to say so. I’ve never heard of him but his new book Replica sounds like something I’d enjoy reading. He doesn’t just promote his book in the piece, though: The meaningful distinctions between human … Continue reading
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What do Harry Potter and Jesus have in common?
Their own book, it turns out. Written by Derek Murphy, it uses the Harry Potter mythos as a means of better understanding early Christianity and the role the character Jesus played in that. Chapter 1 of Jesus Potter Harry Christ … Continue reading
Posted in books, In the Media, religiosity Tagged books, controversy, fiction, jesus, mythology, skepticism 1 Comment
Watched “Lost in Austen” last night
What a sweet little mini series. As one who can barely wade through a Jane Austen novel, I’d much rather watch it on television and this version was completely delightful. Amanda Price adores Pride and Prejudice to the point where … Continue reading
Dan Brown lost faith because he loves science?
I’m finding out about it via Uncommon Descent of all places. Clive Hayden, author of the piece (I hesitate to call it journalism) quotes a bit from the original Parade article about Brown’s discovery of scientific theories and how they … Continue reading
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Counterknowledge is counter-productive
For a thin little book, Damian Thompson stuffed a lot of fascinating things into Counterknowledge. I’ll have to do a series of posts to do it proper justice. The point of the book is to illustrate the flawed and faked … Continue reading
Posted in books, religiosity, reviews Tagged conspiracy, controversy, cults, faith-based delusion, fiction, New Age, Oprah, Satanism, skepticism 2 Comments
There are better books than the bible, IMHO
It was “Bring your Bible to Work Day” yesterday in the UK, apparently. A recent survey there discovered people were less embarrassed to be seen reading the “holy book” than a romance novel. Twenty five per cent of the 1,008 … Continue reading
Fairy tale peril & real world impact
So, Richard Dawkins thinks it’s worthwhile to study the effects of fictional witchcraft and wizardry on children. His main interest will be in terms the ones who grow up in homes where the parents indoctrinate them into believing many religiously-inspired … Continue reading
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Pull of the Moon – a short review
Book club time is rolling around again and luckily the book I needed to read is only 195 pages. I read the whole thing before bed last night. I wasn’t sure if I’d like Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth … Continue reading
The Secret Life of Josephine, a short review
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them. –Napoleon Bonaparte I agree with Napoleon, but Carolly Erickson did not … Continue reading