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February 28, 2012
Alain de Botton Gets it Backwards
Remember you can vote once per day for the About.com Atheism Awards. I’m one of five...
February 26, 2012
‘Atheist Lent’ and False Unity
Remember you can vote once per day for the About.com Atheism Awards. I'm one of...
February 02, 2012
Please Vote For Me
About.com is accepting nominations for their Reader's Choice Awards, and there is a category for...
February 01, 2012
Radical Skepticism is Delusional
I had a lovely weekend arguing with undergraduates and alumni at my debating group's annual...
January 21, 2012
Free Will and Timeless Observers
After reading my post on decidedly undivine First Causes, one commenter had a question about...
January 20, 2012
Three First Causes I Don’t Pray To
This post is part of a series on Aquinas, Aristotle, and Edward Feser's explanation of...
January 12, 2012
What’s Wrong with my Atheism?
I mentioned in a recent post on moral philosophy that, although I understand why Christians...
January 10, 2012
In Ira Veritas?
Atheist blogger Greta Christina is taking D.J. Grothe (president of the James Randi Educational Foundation)...
January 05, 2012
What Makes a Great Atheist?
There's a controversy brewing over Staks Rosch's candidates for Atheist of the Year at the...
December 30, 2011
Human Approximations of Morality
Adam Lee, author of Daylight Atheism, has just gotten into an argument with Peter Hitchens...
December 28, 2011
Picking the Boring Fight
[UPDATE: I've just started a hopefully non-boring fight with a couple Dominicans reading Edward Feser's...
December 23, 2011
7 Hitch Takes (12/23/11)
--- 1 --- --- 2 --- I haven't read Hitchens's god is Not Great (though...
December 20, 2011
Tuesday is Science Section Day
Sorry for the delay in posting. I've been wrapped up finishing the final exams/programming assignments...
December 14, 2011
Church and State: Two Disputedly-Valued Things that Go Terribly Together
Ok, here comes part two of my reply to Mark Shea's post about New Atheism's...
December 13, 2011
Tis the Season for Church-State Lawsuits!
I think Mark Shea meant to give me a compliment, but if you read his...
November 30, 2011
What We Can’t Claim Credit For
In light of the two most recent posts (on atheism's weakness as philosophical movement and...
November 29, 2011
It’s a Fair Cop, Douthat
In a response to a lot of the debate that followed Jennifer Fulwiler's conversion story...
November 28, 2011
Is Atheism Ever Not Boring?
R. Joseph Hoffman, a professor at the New England Conservatory and blogger at The New...
November 23, 2011
Feser’s Typology of Atheism (Part 2)
Today, I'm returning to Edward Feser's typology of atheism. Monday, I took a look at...
November 21, 2011
Feser’s Typology of Atheism (Part 1)
Edward Feser, a professor at Pasadena City College has set out to create a typology...
October 20, 2011
High Octane Ritual
Yesterday I made a case for authority among atheists and today I’m addressing ritual without...
October 19, 2011
Atheism, Anarchism, and Authority
Yesterday, a bunch of atheists tried to talk about the future of atheist communities on...
September 14, 2011
Dualism and Descartes’s Demon
At the National Catholic Register, Frank Cronin has written a post titled, “Atheism, Quidditch, and...
September 07, 2011
On Getting Out of the Religion Game
A week or so ago, Luke Muehlhauser of Common Sense Atheism surprised the atheist blogosphere...
August 23, 2011
High Energy Theoretical Ethics
Joel Marks has written an essay for The New York Times Opinionator page titled "Confessions...
August 16, 2011
The Merits of the WTC Cross Suit
My last post about American Atheists's lawsuit over the World Trade Center cross has bifurcated...
August 09, 2011
Serve a Paper and Sue Me
I wasn't planning to post about the the suit American Atheists has filed to prevent...
August 01, 2011
The ‘Obvious’ Consequence
In my last two posts about Jenifer Fulwiler’s controversial piece for the National Catholic...
July 27, 2011
And You Never Were a Scotsman!
Jenifer Fulwiler of Conversion Diary wrote a piece for the National Catholic Register ("5 Catholic...
July 06, 2011
In the Company of Men
First things first, I want to give credit to Hemant Mehta who originally posted on...
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