Notes From The Balcony

Progressive Reflections on Post-Modern Living in a Multifaith Age

In My InBox (Week Three – July 2009)

Posted by John Montgomery on July 24, 2009

Intelligent Design – Category Mistake

James McGrath, associate professor of religious studies at Butler University and blogger at Exploring Our Matrix notes the problems wth the latest efforts of “intelligent” design advocates to dominate the discussion. See post: Id & Ego.

In the same vein, Matt Zeitlin’s article from AlterNet explores some of the recent statements by Steven Myers in his article, Intelligent Designs Latest Sneaky Assault on Science.

Village Idiot Award

Thanks to Russell King at Street Prophets for pointing me to the latest Think Progress article reporting that Ohio Satate legislator, John Evans (R – OH). King’s latest bill dictates that men should have the final say on abortion!

Repossessing Virtue

This week’s Speaking of Faith “Repossessing Virtue” series features Parker Palmer on the subject of the Economic Crisis, Morality and Meaning.  Palmer is the founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal. His most recent book is A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life.

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