Review: 50 Great Myths About Atheism

When I think about 50 Great Myths About Atheism, by Russell Blackford and Udo Schuklenk two thoughts dominate my mind: first, “Is this really necessary?”, immediately followed by, “Yes, unfortunately, it probably is.” [Read more...]

Follow me on Twitter

To anyone who’s still checking this blog in spite of my reduced posting frequency, I’d like to encourage you to follow me on Twitter (@UncredibleHallq). I tweet more or less daily, and for those of you who don’t like Twitter, yeah I didn’t get Twitter at first either but try it for awhile, you’ll like [Read More...]

Why The Hobbit is better than Lord of the Rings

This is something I’ve felt strongly about for a long time, but I don’t think I’ve ever laid out my arguments in detail. Spoilers ahead! (Not that I imagine this blog has many reads for whom Hobbit/LotR spoilers are an issue.) [Read more...]

My blogging on LessWrong

I just put up a long post at LessWrong that I hope will interest readers of this blog. Since I hope to be doing quite a bit of that over the next month, I figured it would be worth making a post that I’d periodically update to list all my major contributions to LessWrong. The [Read More...]

Claims of a “confession” to “inventing Jesus” are almost certainly bull

Oh my historical scholarship, the things that go viral… so I just saw a bunch of people in my Facebook/Twitter feeds, including Richard Dawkins of all people, sharing an article titled, “Ancient Confession Found: ‘We Invented Jesus Christ.’” The instant I saw the headline, I could tell that it was almost certainly bullshit. [Read more...]

What America needs now is a constitutional monarch

In the category of viewpoint changes I never expected to have… a couple months ago, when the whole royal baby thing was in the news, I read a surprisingly convincing case that constitutional monarchy is a great form of government. About the same time, Gwern convinced my the American revolution was a bad idea. And [Read More...]


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