Humanist Symposium #43

Check out the latest edition of the Humanist Symposium,hosted at Prior Perceptions. [Read more...]

Camels With Hammers Philosophy

After this introductory paragraph, every sentence in this post will summarize and link a different post expressing my views, primarily on topics related to atheism, philosophy, and ethics—which are the primary preoccupations of this blog. I am organizing all of these links into this one summary statement of “Camels With Hammers’ Philosophy.” This post will [Read More...]

Confident Atheists As Happy As Confident Theists

Intriguing study results summed up by Daylight Atheism: But the real meat of this study is its findings on life satisfaction and emotional well-being. Prof. Galen makes the point that previous studies, which often found that higher religiosity is correlated with greater life satisfaction, are methodologically flawed. They treated all the nonreligious as a single [Read More...]

Julia Child Makes Primordial Soup

Pretty neat stuff in which Julia Child explains theories of abiogenesis and goes on to demonstrate how the various chemicals would hypothetically be combined for it to happen (via Pharyngula): Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

ZJ Advocates For Transhumanism

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Sundaily Hilarity: Pastafarian Preaching

For once the hilarious religious people we can highlight is a group of deliberately hilarious religious people.  The Pastafarians of Purdue. BlagHag has a full account of the day, including some helpful background to the video: We go out in full pirate regalia preaching the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and hand out flyers [Read More...]

On The Symbolism Of Book Destruction

Over the past few days we’ve been discussing creationists Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron’s plan to freely disseminate 50,000 copies of a new version of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species which they are putting out and which contains a deceptive, creationist introduction filled with bad science and false history.  RichardDawkins.net and Pharyngula have encouraged people not only to [Read More...]

Blaghag’s Pastafarian Protest Makes The News

Film at 11: via Blaghag (of course) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Value Of Religious Moderates And The Danger Of Isolating Religious And Political Fundamentalists

Recently Karen Armstrong is coming out with a book arguing for an extremely apophatic conception of God that rejects all manner of biblical literalism but still insists on some important reference to God and is critical of the New Atheists.  Recently she and Richard Dawkins both responded to a Wall Street Journal solicitation for their [Read More...]


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