From The Nation, Brian Leiter and Michael Weisberg review Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False by Thomas Nagel (and more). Thomas Nagel reviews Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism by Alvin Plantinga. Dehaene versus Plantinga and Nagel: Larry Arnhart on the evolution of mind and mathematics. Steven Horst reviews Religion in Human Evolution: From the Paleolithic to the Axial Age by Robert N. Bellah. Robert N. McCauley on his book Why Religion is Natural and Science is Not. The last dinosaur died in 1927 — March 17, 1927, to be exact: The fossil record according to creationism. Thomas Conlon reviews Panentheism: The Other God of the Philosophers by John W Cooper. The ongoing decline of religion: Elie A. Shneour on how the inexorably growing impact of science is our most significant tool discrediting religion. Horia George Plugaru on the complete irrelevance of the fine-tuning argument. Encounters with the God Particle: The Higgs boson, the pope, and the curious interaction between organized religion and big science. Does the universe need God? Sean Carroll investigates. Will science someday rule out the possibility of God?

Advertisement