What's New Archive ● 2002 ● September
September 22, 2002
Added links to The Humanist Community of Central Ohio and The Agnostic and Atheist Student Group at Texas A&M to our listing of Local Organizations Around the World.
September 21, 2002
September 20, 2002
Scholars and informed laypersons are invited to offer and consider evidence for or against a connection between the Dead Sea Scrolls and the early Christian Church. The evidence may come from the Scrolls, the New Testament, and early Christian literature, apocryphal, gnostic, and patristic, as well as from other relevant sources. Polemic from any side of the debate will not be admitted. The rules of scholarly discourse are to be observed.
September 15, 2002
Intelligent Design is essentially a Trojan Horse for creationists. By claiming that organisms were simply too complex to have evolved, they can try to make their case for creation "science". Intelligent Design, although it sounds valid, is in fact flawed. This article explains why.
September 14, 2002
Updated the Organizations page with links to web pages and organizations of interest.
September 13, 2002
Updated the Families page with links to web pages and organizations of interest to freethinking families.
September 9, 2002
Carrier explains his change of mind from doubting the Big Bang theory to believing that it is well supported and probably true. This has replaced his previous essay which was skeptical of Big Bang theory, "Was There a Big Bang? I Honestly Don't Know," and which can now be viewed only by e-mail request sent to the author.
September 5, 2002
CNN.com links to the Secular Web! (Brought to our attention by an avid supporter.)
See the "Science and Religion" link at the very bottom of the "Kansas school board's evolution ruling angers science community" and "Classroom compromise offered for evolutionists, creationists" articles as well as the "Frequently Encountered Criticisms in Evolution vs. Creationism: Revised and Expanded" link near the bottom of the latter article.
September 1, 2002
Added "The Power of the F-Word: Fiction in Service of the Secular" by Dale McGowan, a featured article, to the Kiosk. (Dale McGowan is the author of Calling Bernadette's Bluff.)
"Fiction gets into the hands of people who would otherwise be unreceptive to rational critiques of God and faith. And it gets into more than their hands. In many ways fiction is the more effective route into the human mind because it speaks not just in syllogisms but in the language of experience."
See "What's New? " for past months