Camels With Hammers From 2011 To 2012

Welcome to the future everybody! I had a really great 2011 on multiple levels. Not least of all was the tremendous growth of Camels With Hammers, and an incomparably huge part of that growth was the move to Freethought Blogs. I am extraordinarily grateful to Ed and PZ for taking this chance on me and proud of [Read More...]

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See You in the New Year

Hi everybody. Sorry my posting has remained sparse this month. Wrapping up the semester for 9 classes’ worth of students is proving more grueling and time intensive than teaching the 9 classes all semester was. Plus, the family needs time over the holidays. Fortunately, the blog has been in Eric’s extremely capable hands. So, possibly [Read More...]

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Welcome Eric Steinhart Back To Camels With Hammers

Eric Steinhart, has not posted yet since Camels With Hammers moved to Freethought Blogs and for a while we did not have the archives of his articles available. I am excited to announce that Eric will be coming back this week to fill for me while I am sick. And you can now read his [Read More...]

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Sick. Please Catch Up On Previous Posts While I Take A Short Hiatus

Well, it was bound to happen. I’m finally sick. For over 3 months now I’ve been working 6 days a week teaching 9 sections of philosophy at 5 schools which are spread over 4 land masses in 3 states, all while devoting Sundays and late nights and early mornings to writing near daily philosophical essays [Read More...]

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Hemant Mehta Declares WAR on Freethought Blogs!

Hemant Mehta, the internet’s friendly neighborhood atheist linked to a really interesting article on the founding of Patheos and the philosophy of its founders. They come across more as outsiders to religion sincerely devoted to providing accuracy and quality in the presentation of a range of viewpoints and to accomplishing the Herculean task of getting the [Read More...]

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The Angry Atheist Interviews Me

So, yesterday I got interviewed by Reap Paden of The Angry Atheist podcast. We discussed my biography, deconversion, my views on criticizing religious people without slamming them, my mom, the dangers of nihilism and misogyny, why trolls on the internet are so evil, politics, and more! Check it out! Plus they designed this fantastic logo [Read More...]

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Camels With Hammers' New Banner!

FINALLY, Camels With Hammers has a real banner! The very talented Alexander D’Adamo, one of my former students, made it. Here’s his sketch of me drawn during class one day: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

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Catch Up With Major Posts You've Missed, While I Catch Up With Work

On September 23rd, I argued that we can talk about good institutions and practices humans create through culture as intrinsic goods: The Facts About Intrinsic and Instrumental Goods and The Cultural Construction of Intrinsic Goods. On September 25th, I examined what Nietzsche meant when he argued that Moral Absolutism and Moral Relativism Are “Equally Childish”. On September [Read More...]

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Recapping 2: Links To Key Posts From Mid-September

On September 7th, I addressed several common questions about my views on ethics in my (under-read) post  The Contexts, Objective Hierarchies, and Spectra of Goods and Bads (Or “Why Murder Is Bad”). On September 8th, I complained when I saw Republican Candidates Take A Strong Stand Against Inoculating Girls Against Cancer-Causing Virus. That same day I [Read More...]

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