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Category Archives: philosophy

Dr. Eleonore Stump: A shining example of how speakers shouldn’t behave

“You’re just confused.” “I recommend my book.” “Counselors make a living” because people don’t know what’s good for them. Meet Dr. Eleonore Stump. A few weeks ago, this charming professor … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

Rationality Jack Donaghy Style

What if someone is actively trying to mislead you about their goals? What’s a rationalist to do? Nature may be tricky and weird, but none of us thinks that nature … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Faith-Based Programming

Hi all, Seth Kurtenbach here. A year ago, I made a dramatic shift in my academic pathway. As an undergrad I double majored in English and philosophy, and last summer … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 8 Comments

Dave’s Mailbag: Atheism, defined

Yesterday, the Atheist Alliance tweeted: What do you consider to be the exact definition of atheism? There are many incorrect definitions of atheism floating around. It’s important for religious extremists, … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · 12 Comments

When nature burps

The following is a guest post by Alex Papulis. It is a response to Dave Muscato’s previous article, “Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Results.” Enjoy! Dave claims that global … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 8 Comments

Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Results

Hello all! Dave here. This article is a response to Alex Papulis’s guest post called “The Problem of Induction – A Response,” which is itself a response to an earlier … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 8 Comments

A Funny Argument About Voter ID Laws

Hi, I’m Seth. I heard a funny argument the other day. I ride the bus to campus, and all of the bus drivers employed by this company are libertarians, so … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 3 Comments