Nietzsche Source And Nietzsche Grid

Carlos Ruiz is working on an internet source that organizes references to Nietzsche on various topics to make his work more searchable.  I take it is something of an e-concordance he wants to design.  He’s calling it a “Nietzsche Grid” and is taking input on the project here. And, far more importantly, there is the recently developed “Nietzsche Source” which will be a storehouse of peer reviewed scholarship on Nietzsche. (via Brian Leiter’s Nietzsche Blog and Leiter Reports) Read more

Spider-Man Looks Dead

Thankfully, I refer not to the True Spider-Man.  Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man who lives in our hearts will never die.  And I’m sure the Marvel Comics Spider-Man will persist as long as there is such a thing as Marvel Comics.  And most importantly to me, the Raimi-Maguire-Dunst Spider-Man looks slated to take its fourth chapter on the silver screen in two summers if IMDB is correct, which makes me, as an enormous fan of the entire film series ecstatic.  I’ve… Read more

Daily Hilarity: PhD Comics

Alright, maybe these aren’t all that hilarious.  One or two made me actually laugh outloud but it was the painful truth of several that make it worth posting.  More comics can be found at PhD Comics (and thanks to The Scientist for linking to the video so that we could find it): Read more

Mushroom City

MUSHROOM CITY by =cetrobo on deviantART Your Thoughts? Read more

Is Old Earth Geology A Godless Plot To Hate God Perpetuated By Godless God Haters?

PZ Myers has a fascinating post on the history of geology which traces the first discoveries of evidence for an old earth by regular old tyme religious people during centuries wherein challenging belief in God was very few people’s top priority.  The advent of Darwinism did not set in motion a conspiracy of atheists who sought to fill out an anti-god “worldview” or “presupposition” by manufacturing implausible theories of an old earth as creationists allege.  Good honest Christian scientists stumbled… Read more

Equating All Gays To Rapists And Animals

I’m not exaggerating in saying that I have never before seen with my own two eyes a contemporary preacher who lived down to the worst caricatures of hatred and poison-spreading religiosity as what I saw in this disgusting video.  Even in my Evangelical “homosexuality is a sin” days, this would have turned my stomach something fierce (via Pam’s House Blend): (Sadly, the video has been taken down from YouTube. Fortunately, there are far less hateful and far more constructive readings… Read more

Moments

A simply beautiful 4 minute film by Will Hoffman, which comes to us via Radiolab. Having heard a Radiolab series on moments of death, he gives us moments of life. Within seconds I realized it had to be watched in full screen rather than just in the relatively tiny space of a youtube box, so expand the picture when you watch it. And, seriously, watch it.  I never in my life thought I would have occasion or inclination to tag… Read more

‘Nuff Said Award Winner: “Time To Think” On Helping Instead Of Praying

Shortly after posting my thoughts on what to say as an atheist to those who are in situations where it is traditional to offer the promise to pray, I came across this article via Hemant Mehta.  In the article, Stephen Bates talks about how much his experience covering religion for 7 years as a journalist has soured him on religion.  But then he laments that while in the hospital a couple of stranger Christians came by to pray for him,… Read more

Not “I’ll Pray For You” But “I Love You”

Joe Bob Briggs from The Wittenburg Door visited a convention of atheists last year.  The Wittenburg Door is primarily a satire magazine written by Evangelicals with a sense of humor and perspective which I remember fondly from my teen years. So, writing for a “with it” sort of Evangelical publication, Briggs’s barbs at the atheists in whose company he spent a few days are measured and infrequent (and mostly ineffective as far as I’m concerned).  I may in the future… Read more

Character As Fate And Environment As Variability

In reply to this post from late last night in which I took a first pass at trying to sketch out my views on fate, George writes: Dan, Again I find myself thanking you for this blog. Good blogging is all for naught without good readers (and especially without good readers who contribute excellently and actively), so the gratitude is most definitely mutual! You make me wish that I had have signed up for those philosophy courses in university, although… Read more

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