When libertarians make me want to go full Social Justice Warrior

Usually, I dislike knee-jerk liberal demonization of libertarians. On stereotypical areas of liberal-libertarian convergence, many libertarian writers do great work. Such issues are sometimes labeled social issues, but that gives an overly-narrow impression of the range of issues we’re talking about here. On issues ranging from war to civil liberties to criminal justice to sex [Read More...]

My debate with Randal Rauser is out!

My debate with Randal Rauser on the rationality of theism is now out. I’m curious to read other people’s commentary on the debate, and will hold off on saying much until other people can get a chance to comment. I will note, though, that the debate ended up containing an unusually thorough discussion of the [Read More...]

Why voting for drug-warrior politicians is like voting for Hitler

I’m should be studying right now, but I just came across a target that was a little to easy to resist talking about: a Slate article that, among other things, attempts to explain “Why buying Cocaine is like donating to the Nazi party.” I don’t want to in any way minimize the horrors described in [Read More...]

Legacy sexism and superheroes

Here’s a post that’s been kicking around in my head for awhile, which I’m finally writing because I have some spare time over the holiday break: Lately within some segments of geekdom some people have been hoping really hard we’ll that soon we’ll get a superhero movie focused on a female superheroine. A major one, [Read More...]

I haz a tumblr

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Hiatus

Early tomorrow morning, I fly to San Francisco for App Academy. I’m excited about the opportunity, but expect to have approximately zero time for anything else. Thus, I’m declaring myself officially on hiatus for the next three months. That said, watch this space for two things: Kris Komarnitsky tells me a second edition of his [Read More...]

Francis isn’t the Pope the Catholic Church deserves, but the one it needs right now

So I am way late to the game on this one, but if you read this blog you’ve probably heard by now about how some atheists have praised Pope Francis for saying nice things about gays and abortion and so on. And you’ve probably heard other atheists push back against that, saying Francis is just [Read More...]

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...]


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