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"If there was no God, there would be no atheists." G.K. Chesterton
SITES OF NOTE
Tektonics Apologetics Ministry
The Adarwinist reader
Bede's Library: the Alliance of Faith and Reason
A Christian Thinktank
Doxa:Christian theology and apologetics
Mike Gene Teleologic
Errant Skeptics Research Institute
Stephen Jones' CreationEvolutionDesign
Touchstone: a journal of mere Christianity: mere comments
The Secularist Critique: Deconstructing secularism
Ex-atheist.com: I Wasn't Born Again Yesterday
imago veritatis by Alan Myatt
Solid Rock Ministries
The Internet Monk: a webjournal by Michael Spencer
The Sydney Line: the website of Keith Windschuttle
Miranda Devine's writings in the Sydney Morning Herald
David Horowitz frontpage magazine
Thoughts of a 21st century Christian Philosopher
Steven Lovell's philosophical themes from C.S.Lewis
Peter S. Williams Christian philosophy and apologetics
Shandon L. Guthrie
Clayton Cramer's Blog
Andrew Bolt columns
Ann Coulter columns
"These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own." G.K.Chesterton
"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion." G.K.Chesterton
"As you perhaps know, I haven't always been a Christian. I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that."C. S. Lewis
"I blog, therefore I am." Anon
Sunday, October 12, 2003
"You don't easily give up your best illustration of a deeply held belief"
Two popular secular myths long debunked still doing the rounds as "facts".
David Lindberg, Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science and currently director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin debunks two common myths beloved of atheists, secularists, freethinkers and anti Christians - who continue to post both myths as facts on websites all over the Net.
And he should know. Lindberg specializes in the history of medieval and early modern science, especially the interaction between science and religion. His Beginnings of Western Science (University of Chicago Press, 1992) is a standard in the field. He is also currently the general co-editor of the forthcoming eight-volume Cambridge History of Science.
In an earlier blog - The myth of the flat earth I dealt with both these myths and gave actual links to numerous atheist, skeptical, "freethinker" and anti- Christian sites on the Net that use them in order to bludgeon Christians and creationists as part of their "war on God". Even then I gave many examples of how both myths were debunked by reputable scholars in the fields - regardless of their personal ideologies. But both arguments still get a major workout among many of the self-described defenders of reason, logic, science and intelligence who "rant" and "rave" [their terms] against God, the Bible, and Christians on the Net.
The interview with Professor Lindberg is found here.
Many people today have a sense that the church has always tried to quash science. Is this, indeed, the case?
Yes, Virginia, atheists, like the rest of us, do have deeply-held beliefs that have no more scientific and empirical support than that the moon is made of green cheese...