Although I do not consider myself a libertarian, I do agree with some libertarian principles, especially the ones that says that adults have the right to privacy and be able to engage in solitary or consensual practices that do not harm others free from interference from the state and society. But Michael J. Sandel in …
Category Archive: Atheism and philosophy
Jun 17 2011
Apr 28 2011
Philosopher (and atheist) A. C. Grayling talks to Stephen Colbert about his new book The Good Book: A Humanist Bible. The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c A.C. Grayling www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive
Apr 05 2011
The hour-long talk is now up on YouTube. There was a lively Q&A that went on for another hour after the talk. I will upload that later.
Apr 04 2011
Some non-religious members of the US military at Fort Bragg in North Carolina have formed a group called MASH (Military Atheists and Secular Humanists) and applied for official recognition so that they receive the same benefits as religious groups. There are 20 similar unofficial groups of non-theists in US military bases around the world, according …
Mar 15 2011
Thanks to the efforts of the officers of the CWRU branch of the Center for Inquiry, my talk tomorrow on Why Atheism is Winning (details here) will be recorded after all and uploaded later. Of course, this means that I will have to dress better and comb my hair. The sacrifices I make for science …
Feb 01 2011
One of the features of society is the profound contempt the elites have for ordinary people, as can be seen in three examples: WikiLeaks, religion, and censorship. In each of these cases, what we see is worry that the gatekeepers of information are being bypassed and that ordinary people are being exposed to information that …
Oct 12 2010
Blogger Greta Christina with give a talk on the above topic at a meeting of the CFINO (Center for Inquiry Northeast Ohio) at the Brecksville Library, 9089 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, Ohio at 7:00 pm tomorrow (Wednesday, October 13). For more details, go here.
Oct 02 2010
There is no god.
Oct 01 2010
In part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4 of the review of The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, I looked at the science and at the implications for religion. In this last part, I want to tie up some loose ends. The Grand Design is a very short book. In …
Sep 29 2010
In a previous post, I mentioned an essay by John Shook, education director of the Center for Inquiry, where he took a gratuitous swipe at those he called “Know nothing new atheists” without naming any or giving any evidence, thus tarring all of us with the same brush. He is receiving a well-deserved shellacking in …