I need a good editor

After considering publishing under Patheos’ imprint, I have decided to go the self-publishing/indie publishing route for my current book project. This means hiring freelancers, among other things finding a good editor. [Read more...]

In support of Ron Lindsay, and against Richard Carrier’s disingenuous attack

shut up

So apparently there’s a huge kerfluffle over Ron Lindsay’s opening remarks at CFI’s Women in Secularism 2 conference. At first I avoided reading anything about it out of a desire to not waste time on drama; then I decided read the text of Lindsay’s speech. [Read more...]

I am very smart and it isn’t fair (to other people)


Ben Bernanke just gave a speech denouncing meritocracy. This is a good opportunity for me to make a point I’ve been meaning to make about the genetics of intelligence ever since the thread on Star Trek and human enhancement. [Read more...]

Ethicists who matter

Peter Singer

If I ever become a philosophy professor, there’s a good chance that at some point I will have to teach a class on ethics, because classes on ethics are in much higher demand than classes on most other areas of philosophy. And if I do that, I think I might seriously consider seeing if I [Read More...]

Bermúdez’ Cognitive Science (a review)


I’ve long had people tell me I should take a class on cognitive science, from my undergrad philosophy of mind prof to, more recently, various MIRI/LessWrong folks. But I’m out of school and very likely will never take a cognitive science class, so I decided to do the next best thing and pickup a textbook [Read More...]

June open thread: deconversion tactics and a blog intro page

Sorry I haven’t been blogging much lately. I’ve gotten quite busy with other things, but I plan on forcing myself to blog more next week. Until then, here’s your June open thread. [Read more...]