Why must government policy be justified by market failure?

Robin Hanson writes: [Read more...]

No really?

I just checked the comments, and saw one that was obviously spam, and marked it as such before even looking at the “author’s” name. Then WordPress gave me this message: Comment by long porn videos marked as spam. Really? You think? [Read more...]

RSS feed fixed (hopefully)

Just got an e-mail from the webmaster saying that the Freethought Blogs RSS feed is fixed, so if you subscribe to the general FTB feed it should include all of everyone’s posts. If this continues to not happen, please drop a comment/e-mail letting me know. And heck, why don’t you subscribe to this blog’s feed [Read More...]

Randal Rauser on hating God

Randal Rauser calls antitheism “just, well, a bit ridiculous”: [Read more...]

Bayesian arguments: Swinburne, Collins, and the McGrews

In a previous thread, Caleb O wrote: [Read more...]

Fiction: The perfect (super) crime

I’ve been knocking around ideas in my head for a fictional work of indeterminate length. It’s still very much in the planning stages, but I’ve realized I have enough of an idea of what’s going to happen to write the following in-universe blog post. Probably reflects too much time spent on TVTropes, as well as [Read More...]

Empirical poltics, also abortion

I’m always baffled by how ready many people are to declare anything and everything “not an empirical issue,” without any kind of argument, as if it were just obvious what things are not empirical issues. It’s one thing to say that about, say, ethics, but I have no idea why anyone thinks that’s a sensible [Read More...]

Help me write a better profile for myself

Okay, so I’m not very happy with the current “about” in my sidebar, and would like help writing it. Part of the issue is that I don’t know what info about myself is salient to other people, so something that might seem not worth mentioning to me might turn out to be what everyone thinks [Read More...]

Writing a book chapter on William Lane Craig: what to say, what not to say?

In my currently-in-progress book, I’m planning on having a chapter on William Lane Craig. And I want people’s input on what exactly to include in it. I know I’ll be covering the various arguments for the existence of God he presents in the third edition of his book Reasonable Faith. But what else? [Read more...]


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