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Tektonics Apologetics Ministry
blogs4God
The Adarwinist reader
Bede's Library: the Alliance of Faith and Reason
A Christian Thinktank
Doxa:Christian theology and apologetics
He Lives
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
one-eighty
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




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Monday, December 08, 2003

closed-minded dogmatists pretending to be otherwise

 
Both the theist and the atheist, then, have a stake in this question; but the stake of the atheist is clearly greater. Generally speaking, a religious person can accept either naturalistic or supernatural explanations of events, as the case may warrant. But, obviously, the atheist can only accept naturalistic explanations, and thus really has no alternative but to believe that natural selection is the complete and sufficient explanation of evolution. On this issue the religious person can afford to be agnostic, whereas the atheist must be dogmatic…dogmatism of any sort has no place in scientific textbooks. And that is why I think it is an intellectual disgrace that so many textbooks treat the question of the causes of evolution as closed.

Stephen Barr Evolutionary Excesses: A Response to
Moore
Academic Questions 15 (2002): 79-84; 80.



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