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Feb 09 2010

Atheist Meme of the Day: The God of the Gaps Redux

Scarlet letter Today’s Atheist Meme of the Day, from my Facebook page. Pass this on; or don’t; or edit it as you see fit; or make up your own. Enjoy!

“Religion explains what science can’t” is a terrible argument for religion. In human history, gaps in our understanding of the world have been filled by natural explanations thousands of times. They’ve been filled by supernatural explanations exactly never. Why would we assume that any current gaps in our knowledge are best filled by religion? Pass it on: if we say it enough times to enough people, it may get across.

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    Valhar2000

    This was the basis of one of your great blog posts, and I noticed that you dropped it during the Q&A in your talk at Purdue. Excellent work!

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