March 8, 2021

This is from the American Humanist Association: Today, the American Humanist Association (AHA) celebrates this morning’s Supreme Court’s ruling, Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, alongside typical opponent, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). This ruling upheld (8-1) a critical remedy in First Amendment cases. “Today’s ruling is a victory for the rule of law itself,” Monica Miller, AHA’s Legal Director and Senior Counsel, remarked. “While we disagree on the proper interpretation of the First Amendment, we joined forces with the ADF because of our shared conviction… Read more

March 8, 2021

Political polarisation is something that is becoming more and more of a concern in both UK and US politics. The recent presidential elections were a perfect example of this, but, then again, the two-party political landscape in the US has always been something that lends itself towards such polarisation. There is certainly a disconnect between what people in the general public believe of a given policy and how it then gets represented and communicated by the lawmakers and politicians themselves…. Read more

March 6, 2021

I am appearing on Ask an Atheist, a live-stream interview on a new YouTube channel in less than an hour, tonight, 9pm GMT. Pop along and listen to me about stuff. Here is the link, which has just now been recut:     Stay in touch! Like A Tippling Philosopher on Facebook: A Tippling Philosopher You can also buy me a cuppa. Or buy some of my awesome ATP merchandise! Please… It justifies me continuing to do this! Read more

March 6, 2021

You have seen the claims. Masks and distancing are not necessary. Just pray to God, and he will protect you from the virus…and oh, by the way, come to my church and put lotsa money in the collection plate. The lies continue. Trump was chosen by God to be President. Satan helped Democrats cheat him out of his re-election, but don’t worry. God is gonna fix it, expose all the cheaters, and restore Trump to his rightful place as leader… Read more

March 5, 2021

I am appearing on Ask an Atheist, a live-stream interview on YouTube tomorrow night, 9pm GMT. Pop along and listen to me talk sense. I hope. I look young, dashing and full of hope there! My, how time has ravaged me. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFUiRGyCE48     Stay in touch! Like A Tippling Philosopher on Facebook: A Tippling Philosopher You can also buy me a cuppa. Or buy some of my awesome ATP merchandise! Please… It justifies me continuing to… Read more

March 4, 2021

I love lawmakers like AOC and Katie Porter. They are eloquent, they care and they DO stuff. You know, other than going on holiday to Cancun. Chris Cillizza nails loads of good points here, so I’ll leave it to him: Just to give some love to Porter, here’s her in recent action: and… I get the sense that these women get so much flak because they are so effective and, as such, people (predominantly men) are so threatened to the point they… Read more

March 4, 2021

Holy crap. So we are now positing that the entire universe “suffers” from a multiple personality disorder because we need to solve a non-problem that we created ourselves out of stubbornly postulating that there is something special and quasi-magical about consciousness. — Massimo Pigliucci Recently, I have been looking into idealism and the beliefs of Bernardo Kastrup in particular. I think Kastrup is an especially persuasive thinker because he has that polymath quality and knows his stuff, from psychology across to… Read more

March 3, 2021

Success! From the American Humanists Association: In response to the American Humanist Association (AHA)’s legal director threatening Texas school officials with legal action over indoctrination in kindergarten classrooms, Round Rock Independent School District counsel provided AHA’s lawyer today with written assurances that the unconstitutional conduct will not continue. AHA’s Legal Director and Senior Counsel, Monica Miller, sent a warning letter to school officials on February 23, 2021. In the letter, Miller details that a kindergarten teacher at Chandler Oaks Elementary School uses… Read more

March 3, 2021

I am running a series of the old podcast segments from my Pearced Off! section of the Skepticule Podcast (a British skepticism-based podcast now on hiatus) that I used to contribute to. Some of the earlier ones have some quieter audio. Apologies. They run at around ten minutes. Something to keep you company outside of Netflix and the news… Please subscribe to my channel if you can be arsed. One day, I might get to 1000 subscribers when they allow monetisation. Until then, it’s… Read more

March 2, 2021

I am running a series of the old podcast segments from my Pearced Off! section of the Skepticule Podcast (a British skepticism-based podcast now on hiatus) that I used to contribute to. Some of the earlier ones have some quieter audio. Apologies. They run at around ten minutes. Something to keep you company outside of Netflix and the news… Please subscribe to my channel if you can be arsed. One day, I might get to 1000 subscribers when they allow monetisation. Until then, it’s… Read more




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