Refuting Extremist Ideas: Worth the Time and Energy?

August 06, 2010

I have been contemplating my usual reaction to the latest rhetoric from Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin.

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Beware the Frame

July 29, 2010

The choices with which we are presented do not always reflect all reasonable possibilities.

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Which Books Do Freethinkers Consider Essential Reading?

July 14, 2010

Notable freethinkers were polled about the works they would recommend to others; Bertrand Russell topped the list.

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Does Sharron Angle Believe What She Says About Abortion?

July 09, 2010

Are Angle's statements authentic, or political pandering?

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The Extreme Abortion Views of Republican Senate Candidate Sharron Angle

July 08, 2010

What does the woman attempting to unseat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid believe about abortion?

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Appeals to Common Practice Don’t Make Science and Religion Compatible

June 17, 2010

By Alan Leshner's logic, drinking and driving are also compatible.

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Sen. Tom Harkin on Filibuster Reform

June 15, 2010

On July 14, I had the profound pleasure of attending a talk by the Democratic Senator from Iowa.

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Reza Aslan’s Confusing Comments on Religion and Belief

June 09, 2010

Aslan charges religion is more about identity than belief. But belief determines identity.

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The Concerns of Morality: Well-Being and Flourishing

May 25, 2010

Morality, and moral deliberation, is the domain of concerns for the well-being and flourishing of sentient and conscious beings.

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The Bible Was Written by Drunkards and Junkies

May 05, 2010

Well, maybe -- but that's not the point. Rather, the point is a Polish pop star has been charged for stating just that.

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