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Je Suis Charlie

This one is particularly painful for me because I write satire myself, quite a bit of it is about religion including Islam. I have done som…

Started by Davis Goodman in Small TalkLatest Reply

In Defense of ‘Islamophobia’

There have been a lot of articles recently which take people like R. Dawkins, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Bill Maher and Sam Harris to task for being…

Started by Brian Daurelle in SocietyLatest Reply

Is free will compatible with determinism?

I recently read a book called Freedom Evolves by the philosopher Daniel Dennett. In it, he puts forward the idea that free will is compatib…

Started by Simon Mathews in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, PsychologyLatest Reply

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France has strict gun laws. Why didn’t that save Charlie Hebdo victims?

That's the title of a Washington Post article. While I don't know if anyone in the magazine wanted a weapon, if one of them had had a gun,…

Started by Unseen in Politics

312 5 hours ago
Reply by Gregg R Thomas

The Good guy with a Gun is a myth.

In response to the bubling discussion over arms control perhaps this article will add a different perspective. Do read the article in full…

Started by Davis Goodman in Small Talk

22 5 hours ago
Reply by Unseen

Mini post: That weird question, "How are you doing?"

I feel kind of shitty now, plus I'm at work so I don't have time to blog. I'll write a fuller post later. I think it's funny. People ask yo…

Started by Physeter in Small Talk

16 6 hours ago
Reply by Lewal

Earth's Magnetic Field....

Occam's Razor just got a sharpening :-) Just out yesterday: source Earth's magnetic field is crucial for our existence, as it shields the…

Started by Belle Rose in Physics, Astronomy, Cosmology

5 9 hours ago
Reply by Gallup's Mirror

You think there's a multiverse?

  The following is an excerpt from "New Scientist" Magazine.  "COSMOLOGY is in crisis. Recent experiments have given us an increasingly pre…

Started by Michael in Miscellaneous Sciences

55 14 hours ago
Reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer

Really, God?

The popular British actor/comedian/writer/atheist, Stephen Fry, was asked on a BBC interview show called, “The Meaning of Life,” what he wo…

Started by Dale Headley in Small Talk

2 14 hours ago
Reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer

God spoils Awe, Mystery, and Wonder.

Most children, at some point, come to the realization that there world is more than what they see. Genuine awe, mystery, and wonder, in the…

Started by Ari in Small Talk

8 15 hours ago
Reply by Belle Rose


I don't even know where to begin tearing this apart. Alabama passed a law saying that if a teenager is pregnant and her parents do not "app…

Started by Belle Rose in Law, Trials, and Decisions

5 21 hours ago
Reply by Jim

My Life As A College Student.

Hey there guys. I'm going to give some updates on how I'm doing in college and the changes made in my life. This is my 8th week coming up a…

Started by Ari in Small Talk

5 yesterday
Reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer

The Doctor and the Farmer

Hello Bob, I wonder would you mind elucidating these points a little further which you made here: Similarly, for me, God is a useful idea. …

Started by Reg The Fronkey Farmer in Religion and the Religious, Atheism and Atheists

403 yesterday
Reply by Davis Goodman


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