Thursday, March 25, 2010

Newest Skeptics Circle

Over at the Digital Cuttlefish there's a new Skeptics Circle up. It has a lot of good posts. You can tell that it is worth reading because it includes my recent post here on skepticism and the scientific method. So go check it out.

2 comments:

Shalmo said...

Hi. I just wanted to let you know (in case you didn't already) the newly awaited top skeptic book of the decade has just come out. An anthology that combines the works of the top critics of Christianity into a singular work:

"The Christian Delusion: Why Faith Fails by John W. Loftus"

A good outline of the contents in it can be found here: http://debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2010/04/what-i-like-about-my-book-christian.html#more

Here is Richard Carrier's review of it: http://richardcarrier.blogspot.com/2010/04/christian-delusion.html

Nathaniel said...

Shalmo,

I think you've fallen for Loftus's promotional rhetoric. Some of the contributors to that volume are certainly vocal online, but as far as I know none of them is a highly respected mainstream scholar. That doesn't mean that their arguments are bad (though if what we see online is representative, many of them certainly are). But it does mean that the hype going into the advertising should be taken cum grano salis.

A book with contributions by serious scholars like Jordan Howard Sobel, Graham Oppy, Michael Tooley, Gerd Lüdemann and Bart Ehrman would be a different matter.