If you have enjoyed Bede's Library, you can order
my book, The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages
Launched the Scientific Revolution (US) from
Amazon.com or God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the
Foundations of Modern Science (UK) from
For my latest thoughts on science, politics,
religion and history, read Quodlibeta
- Is It Reasonable to Believe in a God?
- At the beginning of 2001, I had a debate on this question with the atheist
Cygnus which is reproduced here in full and unedited. The debate did not seek
to ask if God existed but merely whether belief in some sort of divine creator
is a reasonable position to take.
In Defence of the Fine Tuning Design Argument
- Kindly hosted by the Secular Web,
this essay defends the fine tuning argument for the existance of a creator.
That is rather less of a claim than the God I believe in existing but
nonetheless provides a rational basis for theism. I am honoured that Richard
Carrier written a
rebuttal which is well worth reading.
- Secular and Atheist Links
- Of the great number of web sites that fall into this category I have
selected a few of my favourites. The sites range from the vehemently
anti-religious like the Secular Web to the generally sceptical like CSICOP. As
these sites tend to attack all religions, Christians will find that although
they are the main targets their is lots of useful anti-Cult and New Age
information here too.
- Philosophy Links
- As well as links to sites devoted to philosophy, I have also included
language, literature and the humanities.
- Reviews of Philosophy Books
- Here are some reviews of books about philosophy and even one or two that
count as the real thing. I would not presume to review the work of Kant or
Descartes but have included 20th century authors like Russell, Scruton and
© James Hannam 2000.
Last revised 13 December, 2000.