Further Towards A “Non-Moral” Standard Of Ethical Evaluation

In reply to a recent post, Tyler writes: Your definition of ethics and morality is well taken and allows for further interesting debate on culture and moral systems but it still requires assumption of benefit. Defining phrases like “fully flourishing life” and “most excellent characters we can develop” require a standard of evaluation which I [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Toby on “Revenge of the Nerds”

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Science And Supernatural Hypotheses, Present and Possible Future

Via PZ Myers, comes a long and recommendable argument by Sean Carroll on the philosophy of science and how scientific understanding of the world thus far precludes any room for miracles (thus making the religion and science incompatible).  Excerpted from the much longer article with interesting things on the philosophy of science which I recommend [Read More...]

You Are Not A Bible Character 3: On Believing Without Proof

Father Stephen has graciously offered another reply to my challenges to him that he should apply to the Bible itself his excellent critique of contemporary figures who presumptuously interpret their experiences as though they are biblical characters. Father Stephen’s reply: I completely agree that Christ takes Scripture “out of context”. Excellent, as this can help [Read More...]

iPurityrings

For just 59p, consumers can download an application that allows them to take a purity pledge and then display a silver ring on their phone to prove their commitment to abstinence. Its creator, Island Wall Entertainment, claims the product will appeal to the younger generation and those people who have not already committed themselves to [Read More...]

Read The New Health Care Bill

In its entirety at The Huffington Post. [Read more...]

Oba-”mom jeans?”

Allahpundit is delighted that he might have started the latest meme. [Read more...]

Texas Revising Social Studies Curriculum

Via The Friendly Atheist. Among the changes recommended by the three conservative reviewers on the panel: Include more study of religious revival movements: Evangelist Billy Graham should be included on a list of transformational leaders of the 20th century and students in fifth and eight grades should study the colonial-era religious revival known as the [Read More...]

Insect Cyborgs

The military is developing technology that, when surgically implanted into an insect, would allow us to control its flight: Instead of attempting to create miniature robots as spies, researchers are now experimenting with developing insect cyborgs or “cybugs” that could work even better. So far scientists can already control the flight of moths using implanted [Read More...]

Daily Hilarity: Hitler Misinterprets Nietzsche

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