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Five Emotional Pro-Choice Arguments

Pro-life advocates claim that a single cell and a newborn are both “babies.” Let’s test that claim with five pro-choice arguments that appeal to the emotional or intuitive side of the brain rather than the intellectual. [Read more...]

A Defense of Abortion Rights: the Spectrum Argument

“Abortion means the death of a baby!” That’s true only if you say that a newborn baby is no different than the single cell that it came from. But this denies a spectrum of personhood that we all acknowledge. [Read more...]

The “God is Simple” Argument

Apologists argue that God is simple. But their argument isn’t holy but full of holes. [Read more...]

Harold Camping’s New Year’s Resolutions

Let’s take a peek at Harold “The sky is falling” Camping’s New Year’s resolutions. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: Systems and Wicked Problems

We all deal with systems—for example, the many parts that work together to make a car work or the many people who work together (or not) to make a community work. The concepts of tame vs. wicked problems provide insight into how systems work. [Read more...]

The Christian Message

This video from The Thinking Atheist is too good to not pass on. It gives the Christian message in a loving and sympathetic way, but this frank portrayal doesn’t make Christianity look very good. Maybe that’s why Christians don’t give frank portrayals of their religion! [Read more...]

“God Did It” Explains Everything … or Maybe Not

“God did it” is an easy answer to many riddles within science. It’s so broad that it can explain anything, but this means that it explains nothing. [Read more...]

HTML 101 (For More Expressive Comments)

This blog has well over 1000 comments, which has made it a more invigorating place to be. To help make these comments clearer, here are a few HTML suggestions. [Read more...]

Word of the Day: CE and BCE

AD/BC (Anno Domini/Before Christ) as year labeling conventions are being replaced by CE/BCE (Common Era/Before Common Era). Here’s a little background. [Read more...]

War on Christmas?

Is there a War on Christmas? Is the rightful place of Christian displays in public places being unlawfully curtailed? Or are we seeing the opposite—Christian displays imposed on the state-supported public square in violation of the Constitution? [Read more...]


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