Foundation Beyond Belief

If you, like me, believe that it is time that the irreligious concentrate real effort on providing charity and support for parents through explicitly secular alternative channels to religious ones, then you really should consider supporting the efforts of Dale McGowan’s newly formed “Foundation Beyond Belief.” Thanks to Hemant Mehta for the heads up (and [Read More...]

St. Vincent’s “Actor Out Of Work”

A little more awesome Annie Clark. First, here’s a brilliant video which I keep watching over and over.   It’s so hard to describe the way her immaculately deliberate, full mouthed enunciation in all her songs, including this one, conveys both a creepy intensity and almost mocking sense of overstatement and how her almost unnaturally [Read More...]

St. Vincent’s “Now Now”

Was just listening to (and as usual loving) St. Vincent’s “Now Now” and decided to see what the ol’ youtube had of the song.  And I just had to share this awesome live performance I came across: “Now Now” comes from her terrific album Marry Me. And while we’re sharing St. Vincent videos, here’s a [Read More...]

Philosophical Ethics: J.L. Mackie’s Error Theory And Jonathan Harrison’s Critique Thereof

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...]

Iraq Has Become The “Worst Place On Earth For Homosexuals”

Disgusting, deperssing, demoralizing, horrifying, enraging: Sitting on the floor, wearing traditional Islamic clothes and holding an old notebook, Abu Hamizi, 22, spends at least six hours a day searching internet chatrooms linked to gay websites. He is not looking for new friends, but for victims. “It is the easiest way to find those people who [Read More...]

Weird Al Writes The Saddest Song Ever

Seriously, it’s not funny at all (yes, haters, I know you think that’s not unusual for Al). Anyway—it’s a purely sad tribute to crushed dreams called “Skipper Dan” and all the comical flourishes of the song and the video contribute only mockery, rather than levity, to the plight of the song’s protagonist. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

How Game Theory Explains Why Cigarette Companies Agreed To Ban On Cigarette Ads In The 60s

A fascinating brief video applying the prisoner’s dilemma to a famous business situation. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

“What Are You?”

ZJ at ZJemptv is of ambiguous sex and gender and so frequently gets bluntly and rudely asked, “What are you?”  Here’s ZJ terrific reply: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Glenn Bleck Blames Atheism For Gang Violence

Scapegoating of the ugliest, most baseless kind. (via Atheist Media) Your Thoughts? [Read more...]


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