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Archive for April, 2011

Skeptical Heresies #8

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 Posted in Creationism, General Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion | No Comments »

8. People don't care enough about the truth It’s taken as pretty much a foundational principle of scepticism that the truth is a valuable commodity and it’s something that we should all aim towards. The argument is that we ...

Presentation #8

Monday, April 18th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

My latest presentation is up on YouTube. This one is on the subject of Transitional Fossils.

Skeptical Heresies #7

Monday, April 18th, 2011 Posted in Creationism, Education, General Science, Psychology | No Comments »

7. Skeptics are seen as boring and/or angry I remember listening, a few years ago, to a senior British politician complaining about how it was shocking that (then Conservative Leader) Ian Duncan-Smith was voted out despite the fact that he ...

Objective Morality

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 Posted in General, Philosophy, Religion | No Comments »

I've just been listening to the debate between Sam Harris and William Lane Craig on the subject of morality. I must admit, usually Craig greatly impresses me with his rational argumentation - despite the protestations of people like Dawkins who ...

Presentation #7

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The 7th YouTube presentation in my series on science & creationism is now up. This one is on the subject of fossils, and is available here. Get it while it's hot :)

Skeptical Heresies #6

Monday, April 4th, 2011 Posted in General, Religion | No Comments »

6. The Infinite carrot & stick is unique - probably can't be duplicated by other means It can't be denied that the main motivation that is provided by religious belief is what I call the "Infinite Carrot and Stick" provided ...