New Year’s resolutions are cliche. But I’ve read that studies have shown publicly committing to doing something makes it significantly more likely that you’ll actually do it. So I’m going to make a few non-cliche declarations that I don’t think are two unrealistic to keep: [Read more…]

I still don’t understand Paul’s views on salvation (Bible tweets)

Previously in the series: Genesis and Exodus, Leviticus through Deuteronomy, Joshua through Psalms, Proverbs through Song of Songs, Isaiah through Ezekiel, Daniel through Malachi, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. My tweeting my way through the Bible project is almost finished. All that’s left are Hebrews, James, some forgeries few people care about, and Revelation. There are a lot of things I could talk [Read More…]

Andrew Sullivan moves to metering his content

This is interesting. Andrew Sullivan is ditching advertising for a new business model: [Read more…]

Happy New Year!

I just want to say… wow. [Read more…]

Stephen Law on Plantinga’s “evolutionary argument against naturalism”

In the past, I’ve been a bit reluctant to comment on Plantinga’s “evolutionary argument against naturalism” (EAAN). Plantinga has a long history of refusing to get his science right when writing about science, and when philosophers do that part of me feels our only response should be to point out what they’re doing and say, [Read More…]

Confession: I never really liked that FFRF sign

Libby Anne has a post up called “The Problem with Confrontational Atheist Tactics,” which takes as its jumping off point an infamous sign that the Freedom From Religion Foundation puts in the Wisconsin Capitol Building every year: [Read more…]

Amanda Marcotte on believers who think we’d all be raping and murdering each other without religion

Via Facebook: [Read more…]

Was C.S. Lewis shrill?

Russell Blackford’s “My most popular posts of the year” post reposts an interesting remark about C.S. Lewis: [Read more…]

Paul Krugman on AI

Some interesting thoughts I did not expect to see in a Paul Krugman column: [Read more…]