John Loftus’s Review of the Apologetics Conference

Over at Debunking Christianity, John Loftus describes his experience in attending the Apologetics Conference put on by the Evangelical Philosophical Society:http://debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2008/11/my-review-of-apologetics-conference.html … [Read more...]

Richard Carrier’s Notes on the Jesus Project

Richard Carrier recently posted on hig blog his take on a recent conference of the Jesus Project. Based on Carrier's description, it sounds like a very interesting scholarly project indeed. One particular paragraph in Carrier's blog made me chuckle:Some said they were down on the Project because James Tabor was prominently associated with it (he's supposedly a crank historicist), while others said they were down on the Project because Frank Zindler was invited to give a paper (he's supposedly a … [Read more...]

Infidel T-Shirt

I would never wear this shirt, but HT to Jeff Lucas for telling me about this: LINK (Yes, this is on a pro-gun website) … [Read more...]

You Can Prove a Negative

Philosopher Steven Hales has written an article disproving the myth, "You Can't Prove a Negative."Abstract: It is widely believed that you can’t prove a negative. Some people even think that it is a law of logic—you can’t prove that Santa Claus, unicorns, the Loch Ness Monster, God, pink elephants, WMD in Iraq and Bigfoot don’t exist. This widespread belief is flatly, 100% wrong. In this little essay, I show precisely how one can prove a negative, to the same extent that one can prove anything at … [Read more...]

CFI Launches Blog “Free Thinking”

The Center for Inquiry launched a team blog on December 16, 2008 entitled, "Free Thinking." Contributors include Joe Nickell, Tom Flynn, D.J. Grothe, Derek Araujo, Ben Radford, Lauren Becker, Debbie Goddard, and John Shook. Anyone who enjoys reading the "Secular Outpost" will very likely enjoy "Free Thinking" also. … [Read more...]

15 Lines of Evidence for Evolution

Nature just published a resource "for those wishing to spread awareness of evidence for evolution by natural selection."From the article's introduction:Most biologists take for granted the idea that all life evolved by natural selection over billions of years. They get on with researching and teaching in disciplines that rest squarely on that foundation, secure in the knowledge that natural selection is a fact, in the same way that the Earth orbits the Sun is a fact.Given that the concepts and … [Read more...]


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