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J.P. Moreland Schools an Obnoxious Atheist


Here is a completely charming ID the Future episode. Historian of science Michael Keas hosts philosopher J.P. Moreland, both Fellows with the Center for Science & Culture. The subject of the conversation is Moreland’s new book, Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology. 

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Dr. Moreland explains what “scientism” means and the conversation proceeds to a recounting of a conversation at a well known medical school with a Johns Hopkins PhD, a virulent atheist and “very obvious person.” Moreland heard the fellow out and then, in only the most pleasant and winsome way, explained why his views on epistemology were self-refuting, leaving the gentleman “devastated.”

This is the first in a series of conversations between Keas and Moreland, which I’m looking forward to.

Photo: J.P. Moreland, screen shot from a video promoting Theistic Evolution, via Crossway Books.

David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.



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