What is fundamentalism?

by Sara Manasterska  A couple of days ago, I saw Dan’s post of a Ayaan Hirsi Ali video, in which she was explaining that the willingness of fundamentalists to kill people cannot be only blamed on their destitute situation (for two reasons: 1. not all of the fundamentalists who become terrorists are poor, 2. not [Read More...]

Is The Catholic Church A Force For Good In The World? (And Do The New Atheists Persuade Anyone?)

Do New Atheists like Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry turn off more people than they persuade?  I always emphatically argue no and the video below is solid evidence that I’m right.  Before this debate the audience was polled on whether they wanted to support the motion, “The Catholic church is a force for good in the [Read More...]

It’s Not Bragging If It’s True

Sendai Anonymous picks up the ball from where my post on “Smug Atheists” left off and draws some of the further implications.  She kicks off her post with an illustration from recent intellectual history. Many years ago, Alan Sokal epically owned stupid pomos* by submitting a ridiculous parody article* to their prized journal, Social Text. The article [Read More...]

Perspective On Polanski

Sendai Anonymous has all you need to set you straight on Polanski.  And then a little bit on the stupefying injustice to which Polish hypocrisy related to this matter sinks, (Sendai Anonymous, it’s worth noting is Polish, so this matter hits particularly close to home.  She’s also a woman, so that’s also part of why [Read More...]

Introducing Sendai Anonymous

We’re incredibly excited to have our first guest contributors to join Dave and I posting on Camels With Hammers.  Earlier we saw Robert’s guest contribution on his observations at the Creation Museum.  And now we’re excited to announce that in the near future we will feature guest posts from Sara, the witty, passionate, and intellectually [Read More...]

Afghani Husbands Allowed To Starve Wives Who Refuse Them Sex

Sendai Anonymous heartily congratulates these men on their civil progress: According to beebs, it is now perfectly legal in Afghanistan for men to starve their wives if they refuse to have sex with them at least once every four days. I don’t really know what’s so magical about four days and not three or five, [Read More...]

Bad Evolutionary Psychology: Attractiveness

Sendai Anonymous tears into Satoshi Kanazawa for His ridiculous research trying (and failing) to link “attractiveness” with reproductive strategies and reproductive success, and all sorts of vacuous claims regarding “attractiveness”. His statistics proved to be flawed and were many times criticised, which Kanazawa obviously ignored. He also claimed that women are getting more “attractive” faster [Read More...]


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