At The Intersection today, Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum respond to the outrage of "new atheists" over their book Unscientific America, but I wish they'd respond to the serious arguments. There might be a lesson here--if you put your arguments in the middle of a lot of outrage, they're likely to be ignored. In chapter 8 of the book, they encourage science educators to teach that religion and science are compatible. But are they? And do scientists really have to broach that difficult question? I posted something about that from Hawaii a couple of weeks ago. What else are you going to do on a rainy day in Hawaii?