Category Archives: Faith Versus Fact (a book)

Faith vs Fact in a reader’s diorama

Reader Mark Richardson makes superb military dioramas in miniature, and you can see them on his website Mark-Armor. He made one several years ago featuring a tiny copy of my book Why Evolution is True, and now he’s done it again with the latest book. I’ll post his photos and words (indented) below: As it […]

My interview at the Hong Kong Literary Festival, and a note on folk medicine

Last night I had an hour event (45 minutes of conversation about Faith Versus Fact and 15 minutes of Q&A) at the Hong Kong Literary Festival, co-sponsored by the Hong Kong Skeptics. You can watch it by clicking on the screenshot below. The interviewer is Mike Bigelow, a businessman, former Jehovah’s Witness (now a nonbeliever), […]

Faith Versus Fact paperback out soon

The paperback edition of Faith Versus Fact will be available on May 17, and it will have a fancy gold band on the cover instead of the drabbish band (which was supposed to be shiny gold) that was on the hardcover. It’s about fifteen bucks in the U.S., and you can preorder it from Amazon, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Barnes & Noble, […]

Sunday: Hili dialogue

April 17 it is, and on this day in 1949, the Republic of Ireland came into being. On this day were born J. P. Morgan (1837), Karen Blixen (Iaak Dinesen; 1885), and Liz Phair (1967). Those who died on this day include Louise Nevelson (1988) and Linda McCartney (1998). Meanwhile in Dobrzyn, it rained a […]

Houston this weekend

The Lone Star College Book Fair starts tomorrow in Houston, Texas, and if you live there, drop by and say hi. I’m speaking (or rather discussing) on Saturday at 12:30; it will be a conversation with Dan Barker, who’s discussing his own new book, God: The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction, at 3:15 the same […]

Lone Star Book Festival, Houston, et moi

Just one more notice that I’ll be appearing at the Lone Star Book Festival in Houston on April 9; the time and venue (John Pickelman Student Conference Center; SCC) are below, and you can get more information here.  I’ll be having a conversation about Faith Versus Fact with Dan Barker, who has his own new book, and we’ll […]

Oy! An accommodationist comic book

Excuse me; I should have said “graphic novel” in the title, but I can barely bring myself to describe this venture as having the gravitas of real graphic novels like Maus or The Rabbi’s Cat. The bad news is that the science-and-faith-are-friends juggernaut is rolling on. The good news is that this project may not reach […]

Book talk: Houston, April

I love going to Texas. What’s not to like about good BBQ, good scenery, friendly people (I avoid the Republicans), and cowboy boots as an everyday item of clothing? I’ll be in Houston April 9-10 as a “keynote speaker” at the Lone Star Book Fair (see more here), discussing Faith versus Fact with Dan Barker, who’s supposed to […]

Inference reviews Faith Versus Fact

It’s a long review on Inference by the well known book critic George Scialabba, it’s called  “Good for nothing,” and it’s generally positive. I’ll take what I can get, particularly in view of the rage of theists. Scialabba makes one point that I hadn’t taken up, or previously encountered: For all the vigor with which Coyne […]

Matthew Cobb battles with the faithful over my book

Denis Alexander wrote a review of Faith versus Fact in the January 22nd Times Literary Supplement (TLS), and, to say the least, it wasn’t kind. But given his position as an evangelical Christian and the emeritus head of the Templeton-founded-and-funded Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, given his criticism of evolution as an “atheistic theory,” and […]