Tag Archives: Skepticism

Hey! “Sunday With My Thoughts” back for a limited appearence

“Don’t be a dick” was the topic of Phil Plait’s speech at TAM 8. You can watch the video but, basically, Plait argued for moderation in discussions. He was addressing skeptics and atheists and specifically their interaction with the religious … Continue reading

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Skeptics be all petty-like

It’s interesting to me just how much pettiness runs through the skeptical community. I just learned Brian Dunning was sentenced to 15 months in jail for wire fraud. I had known about the charges and investigation for a while, but … Continue reading

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Tackling the tough subjects . . . my take

I’ve recently come across blog posts that sought to address difficult subjects.  In most instances the authors threaded paths aimed at avoiding a discussion about the reason these subjects are considered difficult; religion.   One author specifically excluded religion as … Continue reading

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Free Will Redux

(This is the second post on free will.  Read the first one HERE) A few weeks after the original post about free will I wrote a follow-up .  No, I had not solved the problem.  I wanted to instead voice some … Continue reading

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Conversing with the Faithful – Part 1

Most everyone knows I am an atheist.  I don’t flaunt it, I don’t hide it.  I just am. Long ago I used to engage people of faith in conversations in an attempt to understand what it was they understood that … Continue reading

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Atheism and Skepticism Redux

I have written before regarding my own opinion on the skeptic/atheist discussion.  However, two recent items prompt me to revisit the topic.  One is Podblack’s post The Conflation of Skepticism and Atheism – Fact or Fiction?, and the other is … Continue reading

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Atheism and Skepticism

Note (29June2010): Today I listened to the Skepticality Podcast #132 (I’m a few weeks behind), and I was surprised to hear at least some of the points from this post echoed back at me from the past (go ahead, read … Continue reading

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