Dreaded late term abortions are hardly any of the abortions in the US

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I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: in the U.S., nearly 90% of abortions are performed in the first 13 weeks of pregnancy, and less than two percent are performed after 21 weeks. [Read more...]

How unhappy are you about J. J. Abrams directing Star Wars?

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There seems to be some mild backlash over the announcement that J. J. Abrams will be directing the next Star Wars movie (example here). But did anyone else hear that and think “total disaster”? I wasn’t thinking that when I first heard about Disney buying the franchise. I was hoping for an enjoyable if unsatisfying on reflection movie like The [Read More...]

Evolution, original sin, and the problem of evil

Previously: Yes, creationism is religiously motivated [Read more...]

Yay more atheist blogs on Patheos!

Hooray! Here’s welcoming Daylight Atheism and The Secular Outpost to the Patheos Atheist Portal. All your blog are belong to us! [Read more...]

Yes, creationism is religiously motivated

Previously: The evidence for evolution [Read more...]

Plantinga’s latest book: the condensed version

After writing this post, I realized the book will really need something on Plantinga’s most recent work. So I decided to write a condensed version of this post. [Read more...]

Let’s co-opt “Heterosexual Awareness Month”

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So some assholes on Facebook have declared July “Heterosexual Awareness Month”: [Read more...]

What papers you should read on AI risk and related issues

In this comment thread, there was one point where I ended up just quoting Eliezer Yudkowsky at length, and more points where I was tempted to do so. But I think it would be more productive to write a post telling people what papers they should read if they have a serious interest in this [Read More...]

Many Christians still think Africans are descended from Noah’s evil son Ham

Libby Anne has a post titled “Is Creationism Racist?” which I don’t really have anything to add to, except that I think she buries the lede: [Read more...]


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