New Philosophers’ Blog Carnival At Brooks Blog

Today’s philosophy blog carnival is being held here. The September 28 blog carnival will be held here here (at Camels With Hammers).  Exciting, right?  I’m already pricing clowns and rides. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Definitions, Maths, Big Bang, and Fables

Some nice meat and potatoes refutation of predictable Christian arguments.  What I found worth highlighting in particular here on the blog was akegg’s adept way of addressing the question of what the Big Bang is said to demonstrate. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

2008′s 10 Best Philosophy Papers, As Selected By Philosopher’s Annual

via Brian Leiter comes this link to Philosopher’s Annual’s selections for best philosophy papers published in 2008. Sounds most intriguing.  I hope to find time to read a couple in particular. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Extra Bonus Daily Hilarity: High Stakes Intelligent Designing

A terrific video about the irrationality of our “design” as counter-proof that the functions we evolved evidence a perfect “designer.”  The video comes via Friendly Atheist: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Physicist Steven Weinberg On The Question Of God

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

On The Possible God Of Philosophy And Cosmology Vs. The Personal, Historical God Of Faith

This post is inspired by some excellent remarks from Daniel Dennett in reply to William Lane Craig’s vigorous cosmological arguments for the existence of God (which you can see him make in a separate debate here).  Here is the Dennett video, below it you’ll find a rough transcript I have produced of it, and then [Read More...]

Vote For The Best Philosophy Blog Post Of The Year (And Take A Moment To Consider Peter Mandik’s Entry)

3 Quarks Daily is offering a relatively sizable prize ($1,000) for the best philosophy blog post of the year.  You can read the nominees (a great many of which were self-nominated) here and vote for your favorite here.  The finalists will be submitted to Daniel Dennett who will decide the winner.  Peter Mandik, who is [Read More...]

Influential Iranian Imam Supports Interrogations Using Rape

The following quotes from Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi, with whom Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is said to “regularly consult,”  are graphic, sickening, and devastating to anyone with a conscience.  Read at your own discretion: Asked if a confession obtained “by applying psychological, emotional and physical pressure” was “valid and considered credible according to Islam,” Mesbah-Yazdi [Read More...]

Logicomix: The Graphic Novelization Of The Life Of Bertrand Russell

That illustration comes from Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth about Bertrand Russell’s real life philosophical adventures.  The Independent’s writes:  The subject of the newest comic-strip sensation, though, might still raise eyebrows: it’s the story of the quest for the foundation of mathematics, starring and narrated by Bertrand Russell, the British logician, philosopher, mathematician, reformer, pacifist, [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X