Due to the very interesting comment threads developing on the posts from the last three days (and since the Discworld quote I’d chosen was in no way relevant to the ongoing discussion), I’ll be substituting a post responding to some of the questions and challenges in the comments. It will go up sometime this afternoon/evening.
While I’m doing housekeeping, I should add that I’ll be hosting the Humanist Symposium here next weekend. Check out the link for more information, and do submit if you have something relevant. I’d love to feature your posts on July 18th!