I didn't post this as an event because I don't even have the foggiest idea of a date (but I'll delete this if I should post it as an event).I'm a train ride away in Brussels and I know there are a…Continue
We've watched the four horsemen debate and have read their books. We've read similar books and seen similar debates. We've read horrible debates. What of debates and meaningful dialogue between…Continue
"I shattered my leg and broke my back when I was younger. I can remember being in so much ripping pain I was begging the paramedics to put me to sleep so that I could wake up after the surgeries. But they couldn't. I had to be able to answer…"
"I would argue that science and religion and philosophy all care about the truth equally. A priest, a particle physicist and an ethicist are all passionate about the truth and often obsess about the truth their whole lives. In this aspect I…"
"This guy relies heavily on the philosophy of science of Popper up to about 4:00. Then it becomes neo-pragmatist like the philosophy of Nicolas Rescher. A very interesting fusion of two rather different philosophies. Ari...if you are interested in…"
"The film Agora should be absolute REQUIRED viewing in any class on human rights, philosophy of science, religion, political science or in fact any class at all. Highly recommended for all of you. There's also some lovely eye candy for those of…"
"I know that laws against hate preaching are pretty strict in Canada but I didn't know that these laws differ from province to province. It's good to know that Saskatchewan has no time for hate peddling. Why do you think he chose…"
"Got it. It's more of a kangaroo forum.
Unseen...I'm curious what topics you are particularly passionate about and like to dig deeper and read up on (not just newspaper articles and television shows)."
"You should read the book by Michael Ignatief "The lesser evil". He covers the efficacy of torture and the conditions in which extreme torture should be used. I wasn't at all convinced by his theory but it's a good first book to…"
"The writer of this letter is bananas. I strictly limit all (or any) contact with those who preach or who don't play by the rules of discourse. I find interactions with such people useless and extremely toxic and useless. There are many other…"
"There is nothing spiritual or mystical about saying "I don't know" or "we don't have the tools yet to investigate it" or "no theory so far is unfalsifiable". It is a default position. There's no faith or…"
"1. That there are recognizable patterns in nature doesn't prove that a supernatural being fixed those patterns. That leap of logic requires a large overdose of faith. It can be explained rationally without any magic.
2. Once people learnt the…"