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View Article  IN A MERE THREE LIFETIMES
Time to put things in context. What hardly anybody ever does. Let's begin with a thought experiment. Imagine you are...   more »
View Article  FOUR GUYS AGAINST GOD: 5, RICHARD DAWKINS (CONT.)
Harris and Hitchens never stopped long enough to define just what they meant by God. You had to guess...   more »
View Article  FOUR GUYS AGAINST GOD: 4, RICHARD HAWKINS
It's obvious from the start that we're in a different league now. Gone are the hoppings of Hitchens, the touching faith...   more »
View Article  FOUR GUYS AGAINST GOD: 3, CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS
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View Article  FOUR GUYS AGAINST GOD: 2, HARRIS, TORTURE AND TRUST
View Article  FOUR GUYS AGAINST GOD: 1, SAM HARRIS
View Article  IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!
From here on out (October 1, 2009) I'll be incorporating the content of http://www.beyondscienceversusreligion.blogware.com into this site.  After running them ...   more »
View Article  MISSION STATEMENT

Welcome to BEYOND SCIENCE VERSUS RELIGION--the site that transcends and transforms the currently escalating struggle between science and religion.

You ...   more »

View Article  WHAT WAR IS FOR

                  WHAT WAR IS FOR

 

            The war on drugs

            Gives more money to thugs.

            The war ...   more »

View Article  ADAM'S TONGUE--EXCERPT

     For many years, Chomsky had nothing to say about the evolution of language, except that there was nothing sensible ...   more »

View Article  INRAGE IS THE NEW OUTRAGE
We keep hearing a lot these days about something called “populist outrage”. It’s supposed to be sweeping the country. Even Mr. O the Unflappable...   more »
View Article  FITCH v. BICKERTON: THE DEBATE TO DATE
These exchanges were posted last month (February) in Language Log. I'm seriously thinking of starting a blog called Language Stork (King Log-King Stork: get it?) where we can all trash one another. Let's start debating the issues and to hell with PC and Agent Varki of the Politeness Police.   more »
View Article  ADAM'S TONGUE
Yes, here it is at last! The long-awaited, eagerly-expected, absolutely final answer to how language began! Greatest mystery of science solved! Roll up, roll up, pay your $18.15 discounted advcance price on amazon.com and be the first kid on your block to have all the answers as to why we humans are humans!   more »
View Article  ADVANCE PRAISE FOR ADAM'S TONGUE

“Derek Bickerton has long been a leading thinker concerning the evolution of language. In his latest book, Adam’s Tongue, ...   more »

View Article  OVER THE BRAINBOW
To Dr. Jeff Lichtman, who by differentially coloring neurons in the mouse brain (thereby producing whazt he has called the "Brainbow") has made it possible for the first time to study the microstructure of neuronal connections.   more »
View Article  SORRY, DOROTHY, WE'RE STILL IN KANSAS
The real reason we're in such a mess today.   more »
View Article  REVIEW OF "ORIGINS OF MEANING"
View Article  SUPERNATURAL SELECTION?
Why you can't be an orthodox Christian and believe in evolution.   more »
View Article  CLIMBING AYENGANNA PART SIX
And it was possible. Someone–it must have been Bleakley, Golas or Gouveia, for no-one else knew Kamerang, but I can’t ....   more »
View Article  SARAH PALIN--HAS LIAR NAP?
While we're on the subject of Palins and words, it's worth noting that Sarah Palin's name is exceptionally rich in ...   more »
View Article  "BRISTOL" PALIN
     About the only thing nobody has noticed about Sarah Palin is how weird it was that she should call ...   more »