Philosophical Ethics: Kant, The Good Will, And Rational Actions

In a series of posts this semester, I am going to blog all (or almost all) the lecture topics for the two Philosophical Ethics classes I am teaching this semester. Each of these posts will primarily explicate the reading or a theme that dominated class discussion in a way that should be accessible to novices [Read More...]

Town Angry Cheerleaders Cannot Use Bible Verse Signs

Friendly Atheist reported on Friday that Georgia’s Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School cheerleaders were forbidden by their school board from continuing to use signs like this: Now, via Atheist Media Blog, the town’s display of appreciation for the principle of separation of church and state: You’ll notice there’s not even one argument made as to why [Read More...]

Jesus’ Sketchy Alleged Ancestors

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Carnival Of The Godless #127 (The First With Hammer Juggling Camels)

Camels With Hammers is proud to host the 127th Carnival of the Godless! Starting us off is Winter Harvest’s Neosnowqueen delivering a really intense and personal post that you really must take the time to read and ponder in full: If there is one thing that I have learned as an introvert, it’s that you [Read More...]

United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops Review Of Invention Of Lying

makes the film sound must-see: The fashionable “new atheism” — popularized in book form by such authors as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens — unexpectedly slithers its way into the neighborhood cineplex with the arrival of “The Invention of Lying” (Warner Bros.). Though its trailer gives no clue as to its true agenda, this venomous [Read More...]

Maher And Dawkins During The AAI

Last night, Bill Maher received an award named for Richard Dawkins and before arriving at the awards show to accept the award, he was on TV live with Dawkins while the conference watched.  And, btw, in this video, Thomas Friedman has a remark that I think is one of the most insightful you’ll hear about [Read More...]

Glenn Beck’s “Instant Sadness”

Behind the scenes with the cynical clown: Jason Linkins contextualizes. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

A Picture Of One Of The Oldest Things In The World

No, Dad, this is not another post about your birthday.  But:  happy birthday again! Jason Kottke explains that this photo from Rachel Sussman is of 400,000 year old actinobacteria from Siberia.  Kottke further explains: There’s a map and a progress blog and an unassociated Wikipedia entry that tells of the ocean-going species Turritopsis nutricula: The Hydrozoan species Turritopsis nutricula [Read More...]

Fresh Hitchens

For fellow junkies like myself, here is Christopher Hitchens appearing this past Thursday on a panel in Australia taking on 4 fellow religious panelists at once and just making mince meat of them.  He’s filled with razor sharp quips and eloquently put arguments as always.  It’s a great watch: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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