Ben Carson is Also a POLITICAL Nutcase – Part 1

It looks like Ben Carson's popularity is fading away, according recent polls (Thank you baby Jesus!).However, he was clearly the number two choice of Republicans from the end of August until early December, and for the first half of November, Carson was neck-and-neck with Trump, tied for first choice of Republicans.  Furthermore, the primary elections/caucuses have not yet occurred, so Carson still has a shot at becoming the Republican nominee for president.In my first post on Carson, I a … [Read more...]

Springer/Synthese Books Available for Free Download

For a limited time only, Springer is running some kind of promotion now with free downloadable books published in the Synthese library before 2005. For those of you interested in the philosophy of time, that would include Craig's The Tenseless Theory of Time and The Tensed Theory of Time.(H/T: Glenn Branch) … [Read more...]

Silence from the three Nazi, I mean GOP, Presidential Candidates

If a presidential candidate attended a NAZI rally to try to get some votes, and if the leader of the rally spewed hate-mongering rhetoric about working towards a "final solution" for the "Jewish problem" in the USA, do you think the mass media would be interested in reporting this event?  Do you think the mass media would ask some pointed questions to that presidential candidate?What if three GOP presidential candidates attended a conference hosted by a religious nutcase who advocates the … [Read more...]

Religious Nutcase Elected President of the USA

As Keith Parsons has recently argued, it is difficult to separate religion from politics.  This is especially true of the current political  campaigns for the presidency of the United States of America.Unfortunately, the uglier side of religion is intruding into U.S. politics.  Currently,  some polls are indicating that the religious nutcase Ben Carson is the leading contender to become the next presidential nominee of the Republicans.  If Carson continues to do well with Republican primary v … [Read more...]

LINK: In Memoriam: William L. Rowe (1931-2015)

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Michael Martin Has Died

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I just learned the horrible news that renowned philosopher Michael Martin (1932-2015) died unexpectedly yesterday. He will be missed.I hope to write a proper tribute to him at a later time. For now, I want to provide links to his books. (For links to his online essays on The Secular Web, click on his name above.)Atheism: A Philosophical JustificationThe Case Against ChristianityAtheism, Morality, and MeaningThe Cambridge Companion to AtheismThe Impossibility of God (with R … [Read more...]

Temporarily Blacklisted a User

I have never before banned a user from any site I've moderated, but I have temporarily (for 30 days) blacklisted one user who has been dominating the combox with repetitive comments (and questions) that have been answered repeatedly by others. I asked the user to voluntarily take a break, but that request was ignored by the user, who then proceeded to post another repetitive comment.I expect this decision will have both supporters and critics. I'm okay with that.Because Disqus doesn't … [Read more...]

Debate Course Starts Today!

I am co-teaching an online course on debate with Richard Carrier. The course starts today but registration will remain open until May 6th. For details, see here. … [Read more...]


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