Philosophy For Everyone

Below is my talk FtBConscience2 panel on “Philosophy For Everyone”. I appeared with Jess Whittlestone of 80,000 Hours, an effective altruism organization that helps people from all walks of life figure out how in their own occupations they can rationally determine what will create the most good, Julia Galef of The Center for Applied Rationality, which [Read More...]

On Atheists Attempting to Disprove the Existence of the Historical Jesus

A lot of atheists are keen to argue with Christians over whether there was even a historical Jesus. I’m not. I think that is a bad idea for a number of reasons. [Read more...]

Ehrman Evades Carrier's Criticisms

Richard Carrier has now twice eviscerated Bart Ehrman for some seriously sloppy scholarly errors, first in a rebuttal to an Ehrman Huffington Post article and now in a full review of Ehrman’s book Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth. Carrier’s attacks were wholly substantive in nature and not at all ad hominem. But [Read More...]

What Richard Carrier Really Thinks

So, mercifully April Fool’s Day is over. And as you probably figured out, I lied in my post about Richard Carrier being a close friend of mine and running for Congress as an extreme libertarian who considers it an “enslavement” of the American people when they are taxed for the sake of clean air, supports [Read More...]


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