Paper on Plantinga and classical foundationalism

After writing my post last night on the Plantinga clique, I realized there’s one easy thing I can do for people who want something more to read debunking the Plantinga clique: post a paper I wrote in graduate school on Plantinga. Here it is (warning: it’s >6,000 words long): What’s Wrong With Strict Standards for [Read More...]

The Plantinga clique

I recently finished recording a debate on the topic “Is Belief in God Irrational?” with Randal Rauser. Hopefully it will be available for listening soon, though that’s out of my hands and in Justin Schieber’s. Until then, I’ll give you a little spoiler by mentioning the fact that one of the main issues in the [Read More...]

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...]

Finally: my ideological Turing test Christian round strategy

At long last, Leah Libresco has posted the answer key for this year’s ideological Turing test, so now I can finally talk about my strategy for my entry on the Christian side. When Leah suggested making the topics for this year’s polyamory and euthanasia, I begged her to do it. Which in retrospect may have [Read More...]


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