January 11, 2012

If pregnancy wasn’t that big a deal, we could just let the pro-life movement have their way. But it is a big deal. “Just put the baby up for adoption” doesn’t work, and the woman who takes an unplanned child to term is changed forever. She needs the chance to opt out. Read more

January 9, 2012

Have you been waiting for my new book, “Cross Examined: An Unconventional Spiritual Journey,” in Kindle format? Wait no longer! Read more

January 9, 2012

Football player Tim Tebow is famous for public praise and Bible verses. But he is a billboard for more than just the run-of-the-mill Bible verses. Read more

January 7, 2012

Michael Shermer made a useful distinction between how we came to a belief and how we now defend that belief. Often, we came to a belief without much consideration, but if we’re forced to defend it, we won’t admit the weak justification. Rather, we’ll apply all our intellect to cobble together our best defense and then fool ourselves that that’s the reason. Read more

January 6, 2012

Pro-life advocates claim that a single cell and a newborn are both “babies.” Let’s test that claim with five pro-choice arguments that appeal to the emotional or intuitive side of the brain rather than the intellectual. Read more

January 4, 2012

“Abortion means the death of a baby!” That’s true only if you say that a newborn baby is no different than the single cell that it came from. But this denies a spectrum of personhood that we all acknowledge. Read more

January 2, 2012

Apologists argue that God is simple. But their argument isn’t holy but full of holes. Read more

January 1, 2012

Let’s take a peek at Harold “The sky is falling” Camping’s New Year’s resolutions. Read more

December 31, 2011

We all deal with systems—for example, the many parts that work together to make a car work or the many people who work together (or not) to make a community work. The concepts of tame vs. wicked problems provide insight into how systems work. Read more

December 30, 2011

This video from The Thinking Atheist is too good to not pass on. It gives the Christian message in a loving and sympathetic way, but this frank portrayal doesn’t make Christianity look very good. Maybe that’s why Christians don’t give frank portrayals of their religion! Read more

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