articles tagged: philosophy
trying to find the limits of philosophy
# science

trying to find the limits of philosophy

At what point do considering the limits of our knowledge and different ways of understanding turn into pointless navel-gazing?

are we prisoners of biological determinism?
# science

are we prisoners of biological determinism?

A group of scientists seems convinced that humans have no free will solely because everything we do can be explained in the language of chemical and electrical signals.

how to throw yourself a public pity party
# science

how to throw yourself a public pity party

As a loud and proud New Agnostic, Ron Rosenbaum doesn't just not know how the universe came to be, he doesn't want to know what we've found out so far.

the lazy man’s guide to theistic evolution
# evolution

the lazy man’s guide to theistic evolution

Deepak Chopra's fluffy quantum creationist woo has a new imitator and he's ready to disappoint readers with a buzzword salad of an essay.

say it loud, accommodationist and proud?
# science

say it loud, accommodationist and proud?

Michael Ruse seems to be angling for some of that sweet, sweet Templeton money by talking out of both sides of his mouth. But mostly the side that slams science and atheists...

a philosopher’s case for accommodationism
# politics

a philosopher’s case for accommodationism

Professor Massimo Pigliucci is trying to make a case for accommodating believers railing against science and fact-based education and discourse with some very flimsy arguments...

looking for the afterlife in all the wrong places
# evolution

looking for the afterlife in all the wrong places

Dinesh D’Souza's exploration of evidence for the afterlife is a feat of intellectual laziness and incuriosity.

if you believe in science, you’re doing it wrong
# science

if you believe in science, you’re doing it wrong

Questions like "do you believe in evolution" fundamentally misunderstand what science is and how it works.

reversing pascal’s wager
# oddities

reversing pascal’s wager

According to Blaise Pascal, believers have nothing to lose from putting their faith into a deity that might not exist while atheists shoulder all the risk. But what if Pascal missed what it means to be a believer?

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