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December 07, 2011
Hoist on my own (Virtual) Petard?
Last week, I was ragging on people who deny meaning in this life or put...
November 17, 2011
Isn’t that Sweeney there beside you?
I'm in transit today. It's the weekend of the Harvard-Yale football game, and I'm headed...
November 16, 2011
Not Even if it’s the Right Thing to Do
So after kicking around the idea of sin-eating -- trying to take on the burden...
November 15, 2011
Assenting to Sin
If someone has made up their mind to do something evil, is there any benefit...
November 14, 2011
Harry Potter Spoilers and Ethical Quandaries in this Post
I'd like to expand the discussion on taking on the burden of someone else's sin...
November 10, 2011
Gonna Get on this Hobby Horse and Ride
I finally made time to get a flu shot at a local CVS and so...
November 09, 2011
More on the Damnably Foolish Virgins
UPDATE: there are Harry Potter spoilers in the comments section. If this is a problem...
September 29, 2011
Worlds We’re Not Having Sex In
There was a lot of backlash to my Soup Nazi Approach to Sexuality post and...
September 26, 2011
Natural Death Black Boxes
I warned commenters against turning the Soup Nazi Approach to Sex post into an abortion...
September 21, 2011
Sexual Responsibility and Culpability
Looking through the comments thread for “Soup Nazi Approach to Sex” it looks like there...
September 16, 2011
Soup Nazi Approach to Sex
An anonymous commenter asked: This is a little off topic but as a pro-choicer do...
September 15, 2011
Why Bother Genemodding?
Flesh to fiber-optic interface from Battlestar Galactica Alex Knapp likes to kick around transhumanist problems...
August 27, 2011
The Unbreakable Vow
In the aftermath of the successful assassination of Osama bin Laden, reporters uncovered a deeply...
August 25, 2011
Brokenness and Privilege
If you're not too familiar with 'privilege' or usually don't like when people use it,...
August 23, 2011
High Energy Theoretical Ethics
Joel Marks has written an essay for The New York Times Opinionator page titled "Confessions...
July 19, 2011
Ethical Problem in the Turing Test?
While we wait for the last responses to the Ideological Turing Test to trickle in,...
July 18, 2011
What about other Others?
Voting for the Christian round of the Turing Test is ongoing! Get thee there...
July 05, 2011
Let’s Talk About Privilege
The Turing Test is ongoing (two more entries going up today, and more through the...
June 27, 2011
False Neutrality and Anorexia Mirabilis
In the wake of New York’s legalization of gay marriage (Excelsior!) and the Pride marches...
June 19, 2011
Update on Church Vandalism Fundraising
Hermant Mehta of Friendly Atheist has ended his atheist fundraiser to help two churches that...
June 09, 2011
Trying to Love My Enemies
Just a cautionary note: trying to figure out how to love your enemies is something...
June 04, 2011
Call him Voldemort!
"Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name...
May 31, 2011
Sam Harris, Psychopaths, and Moral Culpability
Sam Harris is blogging about morality and free will, and one of his examples puts...
May 19, 2011
Against Private Dissent
In the comments thread that spun off of the discussion of whether an atheist could...
May 17, 2011
No Victimless Sins?
When I wrote about my dilemma on how to deal with an Orthodox Jewish girl trying...
May 14, 2011
A Duty to Disclose?
I got into an argument in the comments section of Friendly Atheist's latest installment of...
May 07, 2011
Yes, I only think in children’s books…
I ended up in a lot of conversations about forgiveness and whether hatred necessarily warps...
May 02, 2011
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thy heart be glad when he...
May 01, 2011
William Lane Craig and I (briefly) Agree!
P.Z. Myers has a post up lambasting Christian apologist William Lane Craig for his defense...
April 29, 2011
In Which I Feel Like a Heel
This Easter season, I made it to two days of the Triduum: Maundy Thursday and...
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