Dr. Terence Meaden's Blog – October 2008 Archive (6)

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Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on October 26, 2008 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

ORIGINS OF RELIGION, MORALITY AND BELIEF—select quotations. PART 1

ORIGINS OF RELIGION, MORALITY AND BELIEF—select quotations. PART 1



“If we go back to the beginning we shall find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that fancy, enthusiasm, or deceit adorned or disfigured them; that weakness worships them; that credulity preserves them, and that custom, respect and tyranny support them in order to make the blindness of men serve its own interests.” Baron D'Holbach





Natural Morality:

If human morals and values do not arise… Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on October 23, 2008 at 3:43pm — 5 Comments

Deleting a duplicate entry.

Deleting a duplicate entry. Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on October 23, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

ORIGINS OF RELIGION, MORALITY AND BELIEF—select quotations. PART 1

ORIGINS OF RELIGION, MORALITY AND BELIEF—select quotations. PART 1



“If we go back to the beginning we shall find that ignorance and fear created the gods; that fancy, enthusiasm, or deceit adorned or disfigured them; that weakness worships them; that credulity preserves them, and that custom, respect and tyranny support them in order to make the blindness of men serve its own interests.” Baron D'Holbach





Natural Morality:

If human morals and values do not arise… Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on October 23, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

What Is A Scientist, A True Scientist?

WHAT IS A SCIENTIST, A SINCERE AND GENUINE SCIENTIST?



This question about scientists arises whenever there are people hoping to claim that science and religion can be compatible. Most such commentators get the matter entirely wrong.



Obviously to start with, a minimum requirement is that for somebody to be considered as even a candidate to be a scientist he or she must have had adequate scientific training OR scientific experience to a suitably high level maintained for a… Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on October 15, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

ORIGINS: WHO WERE THE FIRST INHABITANTS OF BRITAIN FOLLOWING THE LAST ICE AGE?

ORIGINS: WHO WERE THE FIRST INHABITANTS OF BRITAIN FOLLOWING THE LAST ICE AGE?



This is important because they were hunter-gatherer ancestors who had come north, after the ending of the last Ice Age from refuges and habitats in the Mediterranean region. They were the first peoples to cross the land bridge into Britain.

DNA testing suggests that some were my close ancestors—viz. migrating hunter-gatherers.

On a 12,000 year time-scale my ancestors and many other European… Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on October 1, 2008 at 9:28am — 4 Comments

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