Lots of people are awful, but not everyone who disagrees with you is

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The two main impetuses for this post are both already old news in the blogosphere’s short news cycle, but I think the issue is important, so here it goes: [Read more...]

Why “faitheist” Chris Stedman is so obnoxious

I said I wasn’t going to say any more about Chris Stedman,¬†but Hemant recently posted an exclusive excerpt¬†with an intro that I feel needs a response: [Read more...]

Why I moderate comments lightly

One aspect of the civility issue, which I said quite a bit about last week, is the issue of how to moderate comments. A lot of people have had things to say about this, generally on the side of moderating comments more (even PZ’s in on that). I had previously ignored this facet of the [Read More...]

Apparently, PZ didn’t read Sandberg and Bostrom very carefully

So… when I first read PZ’s recent post on uploading, it wasn’t quite clear what his objections were, but I thought maybe he had some good points. But reading his responses in the comments thread, it quickly becomes clear that while PZ claims to have read Sandberg and Bostrom’s paper, he must not have read [Read More...]


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