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Stephen Law

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Stephen Law is Provost of Centre for Inquiry UK, and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He regularly speaks and debates on religion and humanism (many examples online). Stephen is also author of many popular philosophy books, including The Philosophy Gym – 25 Short Adventures in Thinking (Thomas Dunne 2003), Believing Bullshit: How Not Top Fall Into An Intellectual Black Hole (Prometheus 2011), and Humanism – a Very Short Introduction (OUP 2011). He has also written books for children, including The Complete Philosophy Files (Orion 2011). Stephen currently lives in Oxford, UK.

‘But it Fits!’ (What’s wrong with Young Earth Creationism - post 1 of 3)

Free Thinking (
October 25, 2014
‘But it Fits!’ (What’s wrong with Young Earth Creationism - post 1 of 3)

Why the way things ‘fit’ together can sometimes be misleading. We start with the strange tale of a puddle sitting in its hole….This is the first of three related posts on Young Earth Creationism.

Open Letter To Karen Armstrong on ‘The Myth of Religious Violence’

Free Thinking (
September 29, 2014

An open letter to Karen Armstrong on her Guardian article ‘The Myth of Religious Violence’. I invite Karen to either come out as a Secularist with a capital ‘S’, or come up with a better argument.

Are Religious Rights and Freedoms Being Trampled?

Free Thinking (
September 9, 2014
Are Religious Rights and Freedoms Being Trampled?

Some religious people suppose that certain laws or rules that bind others
should not bind them. They should be exempt on religious grounds. So, for
example, in the UK a Christian employee of an airline claimed she should be
exempt from a company dress code that prevented her from publicly displaying a
crucifix. Christian hoteliers have maintained they should be exempt from
anti-discrimination laws requiring that they not refuse same-sex couples double
rooms. In the US, a photography company has argued that it should be exempt
from the law requiring it offer the same services to same-sex couples as other
couples wanting their occasion filmed.

The God of Eth

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 29.5, September / October 2005

The God of Eth

Are the usual religious defenses of belief in God really up to the job? A dialogue.

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