Another anti-Batman post (or: why I like graphic violence in my superhero comics)

Knife defense

I realize my last anti-Batman post was less than a month ago (see also: the original “Batman sucks” post), but this interview with Sam Harris has reminded me of another huge problem I have with Batman. First, from the interview: [Read more...]

Russell Blackford on Sam Harris

Sam Harris (whose recent spat with Glenn Greenwald I blogged about here) has updated his response to controversy page. Russell Blackford comments: [Read more...]

Sam Harris vs. Glenn Greenwald on Islam

behead-those-who-insult-islam

As a huge fan of both Sam Harris and Glenn Greenwald, I feel like I ought to comment on this exchange. I’m a little unsure what to say though, because Greenwald’s points are a mixture of plausible and nonsensical. [Read more...]

From the archives: What’s Wrong with Sam Harris’ The Moral Lanscape (review)

Reposted from January 2011, because it may be relevant to an upcoming post… [Read more...]

Neuroscience and the soul

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

Reply to Randal Rauser on Craig and Harris

Randal Rauser has put up a response to my post on William Lane Craig’s misrepresentations of his opponents, focusing on my (very brief) comments on the Craig-Harris debate. Let’s have a look: [Read more...]

A proposal for all future debates with William Lane Craig

reword it

Richard Dawkins has written quite a bit on why he refuses to debate William Lane Craig. I think you could take his arguments further to argue that atheists should stop agreeing to debate Craig period. But if atheists are going to keep debating Craig, I have a proposal for all those debates from now on. [Read more...]

But do the tactics of popular atheism work?

atheist-evangelists

The following is an excerpt from chapter 3 of the book. [Read more...]


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