Does science lead to objective truth?

Are scientific theories objective truths about the universe, or just the creation of human minds?

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بسم الله الرحمٰن الرحيم، وصلوات الله وسلامه على أشرف المرسلين

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, a well-known and respected physicist, published this tweet a few days ago:

No doubt, he is referring to scientific discoveries when he talks about “objective truths.” But does he have any rational justification for asserting that? Continue reading “Does science lead to objective truth?”

Round-up and summary of responses to Bill Maher

A collection of articles, blog posts and videos which responded to Sam Harris and Bill Maher’s bigotry about Islam.

بسم الله الرحمٰن الرحيم، وصلوات الله وسلامه على أشرف المرسلين

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

The controversy over Bill Maher’s show seems to be dying down a bit. That being said, I’d like to organize a list of good responses to Maher and Sam Harris and the people that think like them in this post. This is mostly for reference, or to send to someone who might agree with their views.

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Bill Maher, Sam Harris, and Islam

Bill Maher and Sam Harris clash with Ben Affleck about Islam – this is my response. I actually agree with Maher on one point: liberals should stand up for liberalism. What that actually entails, though, is a different story.

(Updates 1 and 2 below.)

بسم الله الرحمٰن الرحيم، وصلوات الله وسلامه على أشرف المرسلين

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

It might seem like I’ve been writing a lot of responses and refutations of critics of Islam lately. My intention in creating this blog was not to make it only about refuting criticism; I want it to be more broad than that. However, I’ve noticed a surge in hatred of Islam and Muslims in the media (traditional media as well as social media), mostly caused by what ISIS is doing in the name of Islam. So I feel like I need to respond to that.

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