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Atheism Plus, Part Three: An Open Letter to the Haters

September 29, 2012


This is the second in a series of three posts about the development of a new wave of atheism, called Atheism Plus. In this post, I will address the arguments of those who have been most vocal in opposition to atheism plus. The first post, which examines the foundations of atheist ethics, can be found here. […]

Smart, but not rational.

February 7, 2012


Yesterday, George Monbiot released a highly controversial column in which he called all right-wingers stupid. This is a sentiment commonly heard in private liberal company, but Monbiot’s bluntness will be shocking even to those who completely agree with him: “It feels crude, illiberal to point out that the other side is, on average, more stupid […]

On Ontario Catholic GSAs: Nobody has a right to teach bigotry.

December 19, 2011


I’ve flown from Scotland to Ontario for a two-week Christmas with my family. This means that I don’t get to be taken seriously in any environmental discussion for at least the time that the Earth’s forests take to absorb my massive transatlantic carbon emissions, so now that I’m no longer in Scotland writing thousands of […]

Reflections on a Basilica Part 1: Why Skeptics Need More Empathy

October 25, 2011


I’ve been out of town for the past five days, and so today I don’t have very much to say about Occupy Edinburgh. There are upcoming posts on the subject, to be written once I’ve revisited the encampment, but for now I’m going to finally give in to something we all knew was coming ever […]