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Tag Archive for ‘(meta)ethics’

Happy Pigs

Pigs and the Human Condition (Plus, Pigs Are Cute)

Attributes like “poisonous,” “filthy,” or “wallowing in urine and excrement” sound suspiciously familiar.

Sam Harris

Sam Harris in Berkeley: Can Science Determine Human Values?

Sam Harris’s terrific presentation in Berkeley about how science is the best tool we have at our disposal to alleviate human suffering and advance well-being.

creed of reason

On Condom Use (Just One Sentence)

Not for the easily offended.

creed of reason

Yes, Virginia, Religion Is Child Abuse

Indeed there is a hell, and children’s minds are where they built it. A recent video clip from Thunderf00t and a lengthy excerpt from James Joyce.

creed of reason

Reason, Rhetoric, and the Politics of Religion

The rather confrontational style of Pat Condell isn’t for the faint-hearted or feeble-minded. But emotional & offensive doesn’t equal irrational & unreasonable.


On Pork

I’m neither religulous nor a vegetarian, so why do I refuse to eat pork? Here’s the story.