Atheists, Please Stop Saying These Things

Essential reading for atheists from Ed Brayton.LINK … [Read more...]

Interesting Blog Post about a Multiverse

"Where Are We in the Multiverse?" (@ Why There is and Why There Is Anything)Here's the first paragraph: There are two avenues from modern physics to the belief that the universe we see around us is not all there is, but is instead one of infinitely many like it. The first is inflationary cosmology; the second is quantum mechanics.  Though very different, these two multiverse models share two features: first, they both posit objective physical probabilities that tell us how likely we are to b … [Read more...]

Cosmos Reboot with Neil deGrasse Tyson

The TV series Cosmos (of Carl Sagan fame) has been rebooted, this time with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as the host.What do Intelligent Design (ID) theorists have to say about it? Here's Uncommon Descent's review. (TL;DR: they're unhappy with the "materialistic message.")Did you watch it? If so, let us know what you thought in the comments below! … [Read more...]

Follow @SecularOutpost on Twitter

If you're the kind of person who uses Twitter, please follow at @SecularOutpost. Also, while you're at it, you should also follow these:@Justinweh (Justin Schieber of Reasonable Doubts)@JohnDanaher (John Donaher of Philosophical Disquisitions)@exapologist (This is Ex-Apologist of the, you guessed it, Ex-Apologist blog) … [Read more...]

New Paper on the Secular Web by Clifford Greenblatt: David Chalmers’ Principle of Organizational Invariance and the Personal Soul

Abstract: David Chalmers argues that conscious experience is a real but nonphysical feature of nature. However, he also believes that all particular facts about any conscious experience supervene (naturally, but not logically) on physical facts, such that physical facts fully determine any conscious experience. His principle of organizational invariance goes even further to claim that fine-grained functional organization fully determines any conscious experience (naturally, but not logically). … [Read more...]

New Paper by Taner Edis: “Beyond Physics”

From Taner Edis:I have been working, on and off, on a paper with Maarten Boudry concerning physicalism and the prospects of detecting nonphysical agents.Well, it’s been published, and I thought others on the list might want to take a look, since it concerns supernatural agency and design arguments but approaches these questions from an unusual perspective.Springer is making an e-offprint available for four weeks. Grab it if you like. … [Read more...]

Another Gem from Pat Robertson

What do you get when you have a Pat Roberston, a camera, and a conversation about gay sex? You get this:I know Pat Robertson doesn't represent all or even most theists, but I found this commentary about the clip pretty funny. … [Read more...]

Di Muzio Responds to WLC on “Theism and the Meaning of Life”

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