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Book of the Week: Natural Atheism

By November 12, 2012

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Religion, particularly forms of religion that are fundamentalist or fervent in nature, have experienced explosive growth in recent decades. Many have found this to be strange, considering that great scientific, social, and political progress made made in secular circles. What could be going on? What are people looking for that they don't find in secularism?


Book of the Week: Natural Atheism

June 8, 2009 at 10:59 am
(1) Tommy Holland says:

justification is not the same a verification (a belief can be justified without also having been verified)

I can’t parse this. Is there a typo here somewhere?

June 8, 2009 at 4:34 pm
(2) Austin Cline says:

No, there’s no typo here. What part of it is giving you trouble?

June 8, 2009 at 11:00 pm
(3) JonJ says:

Should be “justification is not the same *as* a verification,” I think.

June 9, 2009 at 6:35 am
(4) Austin Cline says:

You’re right – I don’t know why I kept missing that…

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