On completely misunderstanding the threat of superhuman AI


I have this bad habit where I’ll see an article that looks interesting and think, “ooh, I’d better save that and read it when I have time to really think about it and write some thoughtful comments on it.” Then a week to two months later, I finally read it and realize it’s crap and [Read More...]

Flawed NYT article on science & sex differences

Last weekend there was an NYT opinion piece titled, “Darwin Was Wrong About Dating” which got linked a bunch of places including by Libby Anne and at LessWrong. I finally got around to reading it, and it was definitely… disappointing (see here for my previous comments on the subject). [Read more...]

Neuroscience and the soul

Previously: The problem with asking science to be religion-friendly [Read more...]

The problem with asking science to be religion-friendly

Previously: The scientific study of prayer [Read more...]

The scientific study of prayer

Previously: What good evidence for the supernatural would look like [Read more...]

Korean kindergartners say the darnedest things

A friend of mine just posted this on Facebook: [Read more...]

What good evidence for the supernatural would look like

This post was written for my series on science and religion, and incorporates material from previous posts as well as the current draft of chapter seven of the book. [Read more...]

Debate formats and the burden of proof

One response from Christians to my post arguing that William Lane Craig should never again be allowed to speak first in his debates is that he should always speak first because he takes the affirmative in debates. However, it’s been difficult to find any atheists who think this is a good idea (see my comment about Jeff [Read More...]

A bizarre response from Randal Rauser

Randal Rauser has a response to my response to his response to this post. Well, sort of, because my post was about the question of whether Craig misrepresented Harris, and Randal ignores that issue in favor of criticizing Harris’ moral views and accusing me of having misrepresented Craig. I think commeter RobMcCune gets this issue [Read More...]