Sam Harris responds to critics of his book The Moral Landscape.
on the question of homosexuality and natural selection.
C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb sat down for…Continue
A Moment of Clarity, Please
Reading the blogs and comments by this site's members has been a rewarding, satisfying, enriching experience; thank you all. You've helped me to a clarity I'd like to illustrate with the following true story.
Some years ago I did business with a certain printing vendor. We worked together on several projects over many months. He always conducted himself professionally and seemed like a regular guy. One day after going over some…Continue
The Edge World Question Center asked scientists "what scientific concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit?". as i type this so far 156 scientists have responded.
R. Joseph Hoffman tears down the New Testament Messiah legend.
❝Don't you believe in flying saucers?, they ask me. Don't you believe in telepathy? — in ancient astronauts? — in the Bermuda triangle? — in life after death?Continue
No, I reply. No, no, no, no, and again no.
One person recently, goaded into desperation by the litany of unrelieved negation, burst out "Don't you believe in anything?"
"Yes", I said. "I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and…
Luke Muehlhauser did a fantastic interview with Richard Carrier (audio and transcript) that's now up at Luke's site. they talk about the methodology of Jesus-historians, Bayes' theorem and it's importance to the historian, and fine-tuning arguments.
at one point in the interview Carrier was critical of Lydia and Tim McGrew, husband and wife Christian apologists and philosophers, saying that an article of theirs was…Continue
references to a "missing link" demonstrate a misunderstanding of evolution. PZ Myers explains.
Daniel Florien pointed to…Continue