Terminator: The Simone Beauvoir Chronicles

Existential Comics recently offered a philosophical variation on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, a program which I used to blog about regularly because of the show’s exploration of religion and my interest in artificial intelligence. Having duly issued the necessary language warning, I nonetheless recommend it and link to it. Of related interest, see the [Read More…]

Star Trek Symposium Interviews

Here are a couple of interviews about Star Trek that were shared recently by the Sci Phi Journal. Click through for more!   [Read more…]

Descartes and Spinoza as Roommates

The latest Existential Comics has a very entertaining exploration of what it might be like if Descartes and Spinoza were roommates… [Read more…]

Star Wars’ Influence on Culture

One more for Star Wars Day: Indianapolis local Jason Eberl, professor of philosophy at Marian University and well-known to many as an editor of a series of books on philosophy and popular culture, recently appeared on WGN Radio talking about the influence of Star Wars on culture. Have a listen via the link below! Star Wars Influence on Culture [Read more…]

Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy: The Gods a Dragon has Met

Existential Comics has once again depicted philosophers playing Dungeons and Dragons. It was the dragon’s quip about the gods he’s met that made me decide it was worth sharing here…   [Read more…]

The Trouble with Transporters

The above video about the philosophical and moral questions involved in using the transporter on Star Trek. These are precisely the kinds of issues that I discuss in my forthcoming book Theology and Science Fiction. I will be submitting the final manuscript today, and so that is as good an excuse as any to not write something more [Read More…]

The Aim of Argument

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Batman Theodicy

From Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. It provides a nice illustration of how we sometimes accept an argument from a premise that we take for granted, without realizing that the premise itself is problematic and deserves examination.   [Read more…]

Cognitive Biases

Click to enlarge so as to be able to read it better. Were you aware of all of these? Which seem like the most important ones to highlight? Any others that you can think of that should have been included? [Read more…]

Skepticism and Consensus

“Nevertheless the opinion of experts, when it is unanimous, must be accepted by non-experts as more likely to be right than the opposite opinion. The scepticism that I advocate amounts only to this: (1) that when the experts are agreed, the opposite opinion cannot be held to be certain; (2) that when they are not [Read More…]


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