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Monthly Archive: August 2008

Aug 31 2008

Today’s Show – Moral Judgment

Today’s show discusses moral judgment, particularly with respect to the work of Jean Piaget and Lawrence Kohlberg. Though by no means the final word on the subject, both made significant contributions to our understanding of moral development. Piaget’s model for moral development included only two stages. He observed that children younger than 10 or 11 …

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Aug 26 2008

We have great fans

Since many people that read this blog are also fans of the show, I thought I’d make people aware of our new Fan Appreciation page on the Atheist Experience web site. The page will gather together web-based works done by Atheist Experience fans that have promoted our show. Of course, it’ will grow over time …

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Aug 24 2008

Today on the show: Objecting to Objectivism

So last month, while preparing for a show on “Foolish Atheists,” I suggested three groups associated with atheism that might fit the bill: Communists, Raelians, and Objectivists. Nobody was interested in sticking up for Communists or Raelians, but we did get some email about criticizing Objectivism, both pro and con. So what good is having …

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Aug 22 2008

The fame, we bask in it

This was nice. Of course, it’s funny that it’s all about the recent hilarious punking of Matt by that little scamp Microbiologychick. But that’s part of the humor. “Eve”‘s silliness was actually not beyond the pale. It was a pitch-perfect performance of the stupid too many real people out there suffer from.

Aug 21 2008

Oh well, so much for cranky Islamic Ph.D bloggers

As an update on this situation, I just went back to check for Sona’s blog, and the new upgraded version, “Atheism the incoherence of the Illogic.” Results: Sorry, the blog at sonasblog.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs. and The authors have deleted this blog. The content is no longer …

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Aug 20 2008

Chuck Colson responds (response #3)

Welcome back, Chuck. I’m writing because, in church this morning (August 15), I started thinking about your comment about my being so certain in my convictions that I came across as somewhat arrogant. I think you’re probably right. And the reason, I realized as I was thinking about it, is that I have spent much …

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Aug 20 2008

Honesty? From creationists?

Here’s a photo from Jason Rosenhouse’s Evolutionblog, where he’s been covering his visit to the Sixth International Conference on Creationism. Yes, they have those. And if Jason’s photos from the closing presentation here are any indication, the upshot of the conference this year was, “We got jack!” A rather bold admission, you might say, but …

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Aug 19 2008

Ow, the stupid, it burns!

Courtesy of WorldNutDaily comes a typical asinine piece from Dennis Prager, entitled “If there is no God.” Count the fallacies. “What one almost never hears described are the deleterious consequences of secularism – the terrible developments that have accompanied the breakdown of traditional religion and belief in God. For every thousand students who learn about …

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Aug 18 2008

A thumb to suck, a skirt to hold

That was Isaac Asimov’s blunt dismissal of religion. And its appropriateness is never more evident than in this pitifully sad article currently on CNN.com, in which the point is made that “when it comes to saving lives, God trumps doctors for many Americans.” More than half of randomly surveyed adults — 57 percent — said …

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Aug 16 2008

Bridging the Gap

This week, when I stopped at the library, I checked out Psychology and Religion by C. G. Jung. It is a short volume based on 1937 Terry Lectures presented at Yale. I am nearly at the end of the book, and I am compelled to write about my impressions. It has provided me one of …

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