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Humanists Call for Full Investigation and Possible Impeachment of Brett Kavanaugh

Reading Time: 2 minutes From the American Humanist Association: The American Humanist Association (AHA), joins the Freedom from Religion Foundation, in calling for a full investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. If a new investigation finds that Kavanaugh had lied to Congress, the AHA will call for his immediate impeachment, since lying to Congress is an impeachable offense.  The […]

Posted inEthics and Morality, History

The Dependence of Biblical Law Codes on Ancient Near Eastern Law Codes (II)

Reading Time: 3 minutes I am writing a book on the Exodus to build on both my previous two books (The Nativity: A Critical Examination [UK] and is The Resurrection: A Critical Examination of the Easter Story [UK]).  The working title is The Exodus: A Critical Examination of the Moses Story. I previously posted the introduction to my chapter on the law codes of […]

Posted inGeneral

Chauvin, Causality and JL Mackie’s INUS

Reading Time: 9 minutes You could be mistaken for thinking that this post was about free will. It can be, but I am more concerned with the general idea of causality in the context of Derek Chauvin’s court case to decide whether the death of George Floyd was homicide or not. Let me first introduce you to or remind you of […]

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Atlanta Shooter’s Church Deletes Dodgy Sermons

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Atlanta gunman recently shot a number of women, most of them being Asian American women. This has caused a number of uncomfortable conversations to take place – was this a case of misogyny or good old-fashioned racism, or both, or neither? FiveThirtyEight had a really worthwhile conversation on this that I got a lot […]

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Free Will: Just Deserts

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am really excited to have received in the post (from Bookshop.org, the competitor to Amazon that reimburses local bookshops with 30% of the value of the book) my friend Gregg Caruso’s book with Daniel Dennett. It’s a debate book over free will called Just Deserts [UK], and this idea of just deserts looks to be the […]

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