So, taking this extreme parsimony approach leads me to sharply distinguish between things that are and things we think there are. A good many of…2 Comments
My Absent Career 9: Quale before me
I should pause for a minute before launching into the episode that finally scuttled my academic ambitions (of earning money), I should explain my absolute…1 Comment
My Absent Career 2: From theolog to undergrad
Since my mother worked, I would stop at the local library on my way home. I had until she got home about an hour and…1 Comment
Is racism Christian?
I was taught that racism developed out of Johannes Blumenbach’s Anthropological Treatises in the late eighteenth century, specifically his doctoral thesis On the Natural Variety…17 Comments
This has been submitted as an entry in the Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science, and it is offered here for your delectation and delight… Title…Comments closed
I wonder how non-Christians will be less than human this Easter?
Every time religious leaders give Easter and Christmas sermons, they are reported as saying something like “only with Christ can one truly love” or “non-Christians…Comments closed
Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
Readers may recall that I once posted a PDF of Hume’s Dialogues with the dialogues coloured by speaker. Recently I was asked by Alexander Afriat,…4 Comments
Religious exceptionalism is undemocratic
This is my submission to the government’s “review”. As usual, I get contrarian. Below the fold…3 Comments
50 words for snow 3: what are phenomena?
Series Conceptual confusion The economics of cultural categories What are phenomena? What counts as sociocultural? Species Constructing phenomena Explanations and phenomena If experienced observers are…8 Comments