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It is accomplished

November 30, 2011

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It is done.

In a Mirror, Darkly – another outline

October 8, 2010

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During the course of working on my book I have written a couple of outlines that bear witness to how the project has slowly changed. The latest outline is likely to be close to the final version as more than half the book is now written. Those who have seen the previous outlines will see […]

Abstract for ISORECEA

July 9, 2010

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My Czech colleague,  Ales Chalupa, who organised the very valuable meeting on cognitive science of religion I attended last year is co-organising another, much bigger meeting this year. The International Study of Religion in Central and Eastern Europe Association conference will take place in December of this year and is to have a section devoted […]

Scientific presuppositions and the supernatural

June 24, 2010

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In the discussion of my interview (linked to in the previous post) one of the readers suggests that I think science must presuppose naturalism on, what I gather is being suggested, something like faith. This is, of course, nonsense but it is very popular nonsense and is based upon a couple of misconceptions concerning science […]

Conversation from the Pale Blue Dot

June 21, 2010

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As I mentioned earlier, I have just recently done an interview with Luke Muehlhauser. It is now up on the Common Sense Atheism website. Luke and I cover a lot of territory in the talk, basically running over the breadth of most of my research. I’d be interested to hear what people think of it. […]

Common Sense Atheism interview

May 13, 2010

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Luke Muehlhauser runs a podcast series of interviews with various philosophers and scientists that focuses on issues connected to atheism – one of his previous guest was Graham Oppy, who is an Australian atheist philosopher of religion and, as it happens, the guy who helped John Bigelow supervise my doctorate. The discussions tend to be […]

Abstract for talk in Aarhus

May 10, 2010

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On May 21st I will be giving a talk in Aarhus to the Religion, Cognition and Culture people in Aarhus. Here is the abstract: Explaining the magic/religion distinction using a dual inheritance model The dual inheritance model of religion seeks to explain it as based upon cognitive byproducts that have been co-opted for prosocial functions. […]

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