Reading Time: 4 minutes The other day, I was sent an argument by a commenter on my video discussing the Kalam Cosmological Argument. For the full details of his arguments, please see my post here. William Lane Craig uses an extension to his Kalam Cosmological Argument to conclude that this an immaterial mind, qua God, is necessary to explain […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes With all the fuss about porn addiction and hypersexuality, my colleague Lucie Fielding and I are bringing our folkloric and literary knowledge to the table at AASECT 2017.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Being an educator has never been easy, but I’m scared about things getting worse in this political situation, especially when it comes to getting basic medical care needs met.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The trauma that can occur during a normal hospital birth might have long-lasting consequences for a mother’s psychological & sexual health.
Reading Time: 8 minutes One of the members of the Tippling Philosophers, from which this blog derives its name, is very suspicious of naturalism in all of its guises, and what it means for psychology, science, causality and the freedom of the will. We have had many run-ins and a number of pieces on this blog have been in […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Oh, dualism, one of my fave things to deconstruct. Bring on the cultural and historical sources!
Reading Time: 10 minutes The more you believe that you deserve what you get – whether it’s an STI, or a sexual assault, or a crummy part-time job, or being fired from that job– the more you can be manipulated into accepting what happens to you as normal, natural, and inevitable.
Reading Time: 7 minutes As a skeptic, certain ideas and associated names often come up. Near-Death Experiences (NDEs) are one such phenomenon, and accompanying names and pieces include the 2014 movie Heaven Is for Real (the book it was based on has sold some 10 million copies and spent 206 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list); the bestselling […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes For all the awkwardness evangelical Christianity displays around the subject of sex, Yahweh sure was obsessed with both the appearance and function of the male genitalia. One biblical story explains that out of the blue Yahweh came to kill Moses one night, ostensibly because he was so infuriated that Moses’s son (who was only half […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes I was listening to a Reasonable Doubts podcast from a few years ago, and it was, as ever, cracking. This one was about consciousness, its hard problem, dualism, and how it, and neuroscience, are being co-opted as a philosophical area to argue for the “God of the Gaps” style argument in the same vein as evolution in the creationist and intelligent design movements.