In looking over my email this morning – Mondays often bring a bunch of weekly Blog reports – the one that caught my attention was “Reflections on the skeptic and atheist movements” by Massimo Pigliucci. [Here] It has links to a relevant set of papers and Blog entries in its extensive footnotes.
I’m curious to hear what you have to say about the ongoing exchanges between the aggressive atheists and their critics. The “debate” reminds me of the book Critical Condition reviewed here in which Patrick Finn worries that critical thinking is destructive, and that what we need more of in this world is creative thinking.
Sam Harris has been in the news recently for his attempt to engage Noam Chomsky in a “debate” about terrorism. Harris went public with the email exchange that he had with Chomsky. [Here]
And then Salon wrote about that exchange [Here] in a short piece titled “Noam Chomsky undresses Sam Harris: Stop “pretending to have a rational discussion”.