Howard Roark shrugs in his own defense. Read more

The mindset of masculine toxic entitlement can’t be appeased, only fought until it’s recognized as the threat it is. Read more

For someone who makes reason and rationality an aspect of their identity, the idea that their reasoning is faulty can be deeply threatening. Read more

There’s more than one kind of religious architecture. Read more

Nobody wins because of Trump, not even other members of his party or people who supported him. Read more

Sam Harris’ refusal to believe that white intellectuals practice identity politics like everyone else leads him into a blind spot of giving aid and comfort to outright racists. Read more

While I was in Edmonton, Andrew Murtagh and I did an interview with the evangelical author Randal Rauser (but he’s Canadian – that term doesn’t signify the same things there as it does in the U.S.), for his podcast The Tentative Apologist. That episode is online now: We talk about the problem of evil, designing a just society, and how much people of different philosophical backgrounds and worldviews can really have in common, morally speaking. Check it out! Read more

The paradox of a misanthrope building a temple intended to uplift humanity. Read more

A mayoral election brings winds of change to a one-time cult stronghold. Read more

When I wrote about the downfall of Lawrence Krauss last month, I said that his case would be a precedent for the next time this happens, “and there will be a next time, I have no doubt of that”. I just wasn’t expecting it to be so soon: Last night, the American Atheists Board of Directors voted to terminate David Silverman as President of American Atheists. …On April 10, 2018, the Board of Directors placed President David Silverman on leave… Read more

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