Much of this week’s Bunch o’ Links is devoted to a debate between Libby Anne of Love, Joy, Feminism, and Kaveh Mousavi of On The Margin of Error, on the question of whether progressive religious beliefs are compatible with belief in evolution, science, and progressive ideals in general. Libby Anne argues the affirmative, while Kaveh argues the negative. It would probably come as no surprise that I pretty strongly agree with Libby Anne here, in fact I echoed some of her points (although not as well) about a year ago in this post. I’m planning on writing another post about this sometime in the next week, but for now, enjoy the debate.
Why You Can’t Reconcile God and Evolution. This post by Greta Christina is what originally sparked the debate.
In Defense of Theistic Evolution. Libby Anne responds to Greta.
The Intellectual Mandate to Criticize Progressive Theism: A Response to Libby Anne’s Article. Kaveh picks up where Greta left off.
Opposing Beliefs That Cause Harm. In the first of her two-part response, Libby Anne discusses the fundamental differences between her and Kaveh’s priorities.
In Defense of Progressive Religion. In Libby Anne’s second post, she elaborates further on why she doesn’t see a conflict between progressive religious beliefs and acceptance of evolution.
On Harm, Truth, and Hegemonies: Another Response to Libby Anne. Kaveh replies to the first post in Libby Anne’s two-part response. And this is where the debate is at currently.
Harassment. [TW; Depictions of Street Harassment] An awesome comic about street harassment.
Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless. It’s unscientific, it doesn’t work, and people waste millions of dollars a year on it.
Spark. An awesome superhero comic about a nine-year-old girl with telekinesis. Check it out!
A Critical Analysis Of Brian Dunning’s Explanation. It’s quite a surprise that the man convicted of fraud decides to lie and misrepresent the facts in order to convince people he’s innocent.
The Case Against Cards Against Humanity: Is Max Temkin a Horrible Person? (Does It Matter?) [TW: Trivializing Rape, Harassment] This article makes a lot of excellent criticisms of Cards Against Humanity.
The Kids Were Always Alright: Breaking the Spell of Ageless Ageism. Please stop blaming everything on young people.
Richard Dawkins: Atheism’s asset or liability? [TW: Trivializing Rape, Harassment] Does Dawkins do more to help or hurt the cause of atheism? Personally, I think the latter.
Good-bye Dear Muslima. Dawkins admits he’s wrong about something. Clearly the world is coming to an end.
I Am Out Of Fucks To Give About Teenage Girls. [TW: Sexism, Ageism] Many people treat everything that teenage girls are interested in as awful. This is both sexist and ageist.