Sex Offenders Or Curious Teenagers

Andrew Sullivan points to this post arguing that the law is damaging many lives by not adequately distinguishing the difference: The sex offender laws will kick in and are guaranteed to destroy any ambition your child may have for success. Any attempts to better themselves, or become productive members of your community, will be throttled [Read More...]

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Adam Beane’s Sculptures

Beane’s sculptures are beautifully realistic.  Here’s his Eric Gagne: See more, including such figures as Billy Wagner, Brian Urlacher, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Pablo DiCanio, Evangeline Lily, Dante Toneguzzo, Roger Milla, Alessandro del Piero, a zombie teenager, and more. [Read more...]

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Challenging Myths Of Eden

Below is a thought-provoking video which critiques the notion of fallenness from several angles.  It builds off of one point I’ve wanted to write about for a while and that’s that the non-literal reading of Genesis is just as false as the metaphorical one.  When religious people argue that the Garden of Eden story is [Read More...]

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The Draconian Rules At Pensacola Christian College

The Student Voice, an unofficial website for discussing Pensacola Christian College describes some of the creepy and invasive extents to which their restrictions and punishments go. Here’s a kind of punishment called “Shadowing: Though not a specific punishment, it often accompanies the above disciplines. Shadowing is when a student is made to accompany a floor-leader or other [Read More...]

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Anti-Arab Sentiment Feeds Anti-Obama Sentiment In Israel Too

A dispiriting video: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

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Philosophical Ethics: R.M. Hare On Moral Consistency As A Form Of Logical Consistency

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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Convincing Muslims America’s On A Crusade

Chris Rodda has ten great tips on how we can do it! via Friendly Atheist Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

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Zombie Cockroaches! (And Other Dissertation Haikus)

When you spend years writing away at a dissertation you learn how to do at least one thing exceedingly well—and that’s to describe your dissertation distinctly and succinctly.  And sometimes succinctly means boiling it down to just a paragraph or a couple sentences or even one sentence.  Or a haiku.  Like these people have done: [Read More...]

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Homo Ethicus

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