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More of my philosophical podcasts available

Reading Time: < 1 minute I, as you may well know, contribute to the Skepticule podcast by recording a counter-apologetics segment for them, Pearced Off. My segment is always followed by an interesting discussion of ideas brought up by the ‘panel’ of Pauls. Here are the latest offerings, with the times at which I speak: Skepticule 65 – Criticism of Plantinga’s […]

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Birthing Pains.

Reading Time: 9 minutes I wanted to talk about something kinda metaphysical today. See, sometimes I get this overwhelming feeling like the human race is struggling toward a rebirth. We’ve had these Golden Ages before now–times when humanity struggled toward some new understanding and suddenly exploded into a period of huge gains in wisdom and understanding. When we moved […]

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Philosophy – meh!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here is an email on the back channels from fellow SINner David, who runs a great blog at SIN at Avant Garde. The context is with regard to an article about how philosophy should be taught more in schools. Something I wholeheartedly agree with.  However, I can’t say I agree with David… Discuss: I guess […]

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Have I killed someone?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Causality. It is a funny thing. Or not so funny.

A few years back, I took my class, as a teacher, on a class trip to the Historic Dockyard in the naval city of Portsmouth, UK. My school is some 45 minutes walk and a short ferry ride from there. With the cost of coaches, it is important to be able to walk to such places to keep the costs down for parents.

Posted inReligion

“God’s Not Dead” – But He’s on Life Support, Apparently.

Reading Time: 11 minutes Today we’re going to talk about how toxic Christians (who can be loosely defined as “those Christians that sane, normal, loving Christians instantly try to distance themselves from the moment they say something stupid”) mischaracterize non-believers and what that means for their religion. A meatspace friend of mine called to tell me a few days […]

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Philosophy 101 (philpapers induced) #6: External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism?

Reading Time: 5 minutes So having posted the Philpapers survey results, the biggest ever survey of philosophers conducted in 2009, several readers were not aware of it (the reason for re-communicating it) and were unsure as to what some of the questions were. I offered to do a series on them, so here it is – Philosophy 101 (Philpapers induced). I will go down the questions in order. I will explain the terms and the question, whilst also giving some context within the discipline of Philosophy of Religion.

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Moving Naturalism Forward

Reading Time: < 1 minute Sean Carroll, who will soon be debating with William Lane Craig, I believe, some time ago organised a conference of sorts with some big name hitters in the naturalism world. I strongly advise watching these, though you might need to concentrate in parts. The most fascinating ones, in my opinion, are the ones on free […]

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