Want To See How Philosophers Think?

For logic, grammar, and semantics fans, this post and comments section are quite fun. [Read more...]

A Note For Philosophy Non-Specialists About This Blog

Please, if your specialization in life is not philosophy, do not feel unwelcomed when encountering the sorts of detailed phiosophical discussion that this blog specializes in. When I write on here I am going to write in the clearest and most precise way I can about the philosophical issues that arise in my research on [Read More...]

Taking The Unity of Truth Notion Seriously

Cosmologist Lawrence M. Krauss on the incompatibility of God and science.  The whole piece is worth your time.  This succinct statement summing up the article, however, hits the nail on the head: My practice as a scientist is atheistic. That is to say, when I set up an experiment I assume that no god, angel [Read More...]

France Considers Banning Burqas in Public and I Consider Haidt on Pluralism

France, which has already banned headscarves in schools, purportedly as an effort to separate church and state, is now considering banning the burqa in public since it represents servitude and indignity for women (according to Sarkozy).  Click here for the full story and links to perspectives on the option. Would the effects of this be [Read More...]

Sundaily Hilarity

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Enjoy Some Industrial Noise Rock Instrumentals…

This cut from Nine Inch Nails’ 2008 release Ghosts just blows me away, one of my favorite things Trent’s ever done: And below is Dan Friel performing “Ghosts, pt. 1″ live from his Ghost Town, which is a great album start to finish: Finally, the Fuck Buttons’ appearance in “Juan’s Basement.” [Read more...]

Last Week in Gays

A round up of only some of the numerous interesting stories about the progress of gay civil rights covered this week by Box Turtle Bulletin: Ireland now has civil partnerships “with many (but not all) of the rights, priveleges, and responsibilities to same-sex couples.” In Texas, 57% now support some sort of recognition of gay [Read More...]

Greg Laden’s Qualms With Missionaries

Just learned about this from PZ Myers. Sounds most interesting, their last episode in their current format (before they switch to a podcast) starts at 8 am this morning. But more than just the concept of an atheist talk show is this really intriguing and morally urgent topic for today’s show: Missionaries tell us that [Read More...]

New Interview With Richard Dawkins

Via Richarddawkins.net [Read more...]


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