Mike Huckabee, Helpless Women, and Straw Men

MikeHuckabee

In The Moral Landscape, atheist Sam Harris writes that much research on deductive reasoning suggests that people have a “bias” for sound conclusions and will judge a valid argument to be invalid if its conclusion lacks credibility. Mike Huckabee’s speech to the Republican National Committee winter meeting last Thursday brought Harris’s words to mind. In what may have been a strategic effort to stoke speculation about his potential candidacy in the next presidential election, Huckabee took on the … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Here Are 20,000 Reasons Harris Won’t Give up His Scientism

While our James Hoskins has pointed out that Steven Pinker could stand to take a few theology lessons, Ross Douthat's been straightening out Sam Harris on his confused scientism. Apparently he thinks that science can determine human values in a meaningful way, to such a degree that he's willing to pay $20,000 to anyone who can refute his central argument. Of course, that gives him 20,000 reasons to not buy the argument. … [Read more...]


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