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June 27, 2012

Science and the supernatural

by Neil Rickert

In a recent post, Jerry Coyne claims that science can test the supernatural.  I disagree, and this post will be a response to that claim.  In my view, what Jerry is really talking about, is testing the claims about the natural world that are made by some supernaturalists.  And, for sure we can, at least in principle, test claims about the natural world.  But testing claims about the natural world is not testing the supernatural.

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June 27, 2012

I agree with a UD post

by Neil Rickert

This might be a first.  Here’s a post at Uncommon Descent with which I strongly agree.

Westboro Baptist Church, your key to improving the state is obvious: Just shut down. And shut up.

Who would not agree with that?  I guess Jack Wu, for one.  Wu, who is running for a position on the Kansas Board of Education, talks about “this evil city of Topeka and this perverse state of Kansas.”  And to that, the UD poster says:

Mr. Wu, resign your candidacy. If that is the way you feel about your city and state, you’ve no business running for office. Nor should you wish to.

Well said.