Creationists point to the eye as evidence of design. This is a sorry strategy, because the human eye is not very well put together. But it isn't the poorness of the design that gets me, though, it's... Read More ⟶
People claim to talk to God all the time. Some high-profile people claim to not only hold discourse with The Almighty, but to receive hand-crafted mandates from him as well. Often these mandates... Read More ⟶
Below is a repost, salvaged from the olden days, of my thoughts on the film Agora, which I most heartily acclaim.
My reaction to Agora was highly charged, and I wanted to let myself cool down long... Read More ⟶
Below is a (very slightly edited) repost of something I wrote on the basis of morality, salvaged from the olden days.
It is reasonable to expect social animals to have social rules. It just makes... Read More ⟶
Reposting a post that I wrote on Reddit.
Standard interpretations of the first bits of Genesis are very badly done. It isn't, and never was, a story about something that happened. What it really... Read More ⟶