Like A Game Of Whack-A-Mole

PZ Myers takes apart some condescending and familiar unhelpful advice to atheists on how to “seem nicer.” This paragraph hits the whacks the mole on the head best though: What is “the” Christological narrative? There is none, or rather, there’s a thousand of them. We know the context, too — that the Bible is an [Read More...]

The World Has Turned And Left Me Here

Don’t you love it when a song that you loved 15 years ago comes on and you not only love it but you realize you’ve never stopped listening to it and you still love it??  I give you an all-time favorite, Weezer’s classic “The World Has Turned And Left Me Here”, dedicated to all those [Read More...]

Judge This: Hitchens On Whether Islamist Jihad Is Justifiable Response To Western Imperialism

The question is morally challenging but I think Hitchens’s reply is compelling and impressive.  Your Thoughts? And for a bonus, to add more fuel to the fire of this topic, here is (a hilarious) Bill Maher on why our extremists are not as bad as Muslim ones: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Daily Hilarity: Check Up

From Userfriendly.org Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Ardipithecus

To get the straight skinny on our newly discovered relative from millions of years gone by, PZ Myers directs us to this article: This introduction has been a long time coming. Some 4.4 million years ago, a hominid now known as Ardipithecus ramidus lived in what were then forests in Ethiopia. Fifteen years ago, Tim White of [Read More...]

Hate?

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Happy Birthday Dad!!!

I will always be deeply grateful that I grew up with two parents whose love I’ve never been in doubt about since the day I was born.  So much of our formation genetically and environmentally is well out of our own control.  We are born with certain genes and we grow up in certain families [Read More...]

Crumb’s Genesis

You can buy the book here. I had the chance to flip through it last night and it was spectacular. (via Culturebot) (via The New Yorker) (via Windows and Doors) See Blake Andrews’s site for more pictures of Crumb’s Genesis, contrasted with photos by Hin Chua for representing the Garden of Eden story. (via) Go to Boing [Read More...]

Philosophical Ethics: Does Calling Someone Evil Explain Anything About Them?

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...]


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