Posted inPhilosophy

Breaching the Epistemic Barrier

Reading Time: 5 minutes I recently wrote an important piece explaining the foundations to my entire worldview. Go read it. I’ll remind you of the impressive infographics I got my design department to put together: The last one illustrates how, when being moral or thinking something about the character or attributes of God, it is impossible to know whether […]

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Social Media Vs Mainstream Media: There is No “Vs”, the Lines Are Blurred

Reading Time: 2 minutes The long and the short of it: they are both the same, only separated (in the UK at least) by regulation. “News organisations” is another term for “information source”, which is a far more nebulous and in some sense accurate term. The modern person gets their information (some of which could be arbitrarily labelled “news”) […]

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Faith as a Foundation for Belief

Reading Time: < 1 minute Short one today, as I am being interviewed by Harmonic Atheist (Tim Mills) on the Resurrection AND giving a presentation to Florida Atheists on the same topic tonight. This: Discuss. Stay in touch! Like A Tippling Philosopher on Facebook: A Tippling Philosopher You can also buy me a cuppa. Or buy some of my awesome […]

Posted inEthics and Morality, The Secular

Quote of the Day: DC Kurtz on Moral Nihilism

Reading Time: 5 minutes On the recent thread on CS Lewis, DC Kurtz stated this: As an outspoken moral nihlist (I firmly believe that objective morality does not exist) I get recommended Lewis’s work a lot. And I was astonished at how poorly constructed his core arguments for moral reasoning are. They’re sophomoric thinly-veiled “gotcha” attempts that are designed […]

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Genuinely Good News for Fans of Truth

Reading Time: 2 minutes With a couple of bars of holiday WiFi, here’s one I almost finished previously… This is great news. Yes, admittedly, I love the Guardian, but I love it precisely because I see it as more accurate than any other UK media News source. This is particularly true now that the Telegraph and Times appear to […]

Posted inHistory

Dr Joshua Bowen Interviewed on ANE, Bible, Epistemology, Atheism, MS & Hammurabi-Rockets

Reading Time: < 1 minute I loved this interview. We covered loads of ground discussing biblical exegesis, the Old Testament, epistemology, atheism, fallacies, the ANE, Bezos’ knob-rocket, and then moved on to talking about personal issues as we both suffer with multiple sclerosis and twins… 😉 Dr Josh Bowen will be writing the foreword to my forthcoming book on the […]

Posted inScience

Disputing Miracles vs Disputing History (II)

Reading Time: 4 minutes This comment was left on a thread a few weeks ago: John, why dispute these facts and not go right for the miracles? Because, if miracles are possible, if it’s possible to extract water from a stone and part the sea, then it’s possible that Moses’ mother had a magical pitch pit in her back […]

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