My newest article, “Do the Beliefs of Others Infuriate You?” is up at The Huffington Post. This piece is an attempt to explain some guiding principles that I try to use for myself when engaging those who have beliefs that I disagree with, especially when they are frustratingly bad beliefs. The points I make
My newest piece, “That’s not academics, Texas; it’s religious indoctrination,” is up at Toledo Faith and Values (the local hub of The Religion News Service). A recent report on Texas religion courses in public schools showed a significant bias in teaching for several districts. In some of these instances, the bias was deemed intentional.
This last week, Bill Nye’s creationism comments for Big Think (see video above) drew some attention and criticism. Nye says that adults who want to live as creationists can do so, but it is “untenable” and “self-inconsistent” with everything we know about universe. The insistence upon creationism holds everybody back, he notes, and so he
Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Front Line by Jason Rosenhouse Oxford University Press, 2012 272 pages (Kindle) Available Amazon Powell’s Jason Rosenhouse’s Among the Creationists: Dispatches from the Anti-Evolutionist Front Line is not your usual book on creationism. When he’s not playing chess, Rosenhouse (Associate Professor of Mathematics at James Madison University)