The Course of Reason

Music Monday: Aesop Rock - “Big Bang”

November 7, 2011 Cody Hashman

I am going to get straigh to the point today. 1. It’s Carl Sagan’s birthday this week. 2. Aesop Rock did an AMA last night on reddit. 3. He also wrote a song called “Big Bang” wherein he states, “I don’t really believe in God.” 4. I am having a hard time connecting these facts. 

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After All, What Would Jesus Do?

November 7, 2011 Dren Asselmeier

I'm not normally a big TV-watcher, but every once and a while, a small-screen gem pops up on my Netflix instant queue (X-Files, Home Movies, etc.) and I have to watch every episode. The Wonder Years is the most recent gem that I have found. I've watched entirely too many episodes in too short of an amount of time, but the retro lives of the Arnold household have given me a lot to think about, like why is Craig Hobson such a jerk? What was life like before the internet? What's a map? Why are they sitting at the kitchen table to talk on the phone? And most importantly, why does being a kid suck so much?

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The Value of Prayer

November 4, 2011 Seth Kurtenbach

Hey all! Seth Kurtenbach here. This will be quick and painless and full of plugs (there is a sex pun somewhere in there, but I can't figure it out).

In Columbia, Missouri, there is a church with a sign out front that reads something like, "Prayer + $1 dollar = food for the needy".

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A Christian has 3 Questions for Atheists

November 3, 2011 Dave Muscato

Hello all! Dave here.

Let me start by saying the conference was AMAZING, and I will be writing more about it soon. I am waiting for some photos and video before I write up the whole thing for you guys. For now, I want to share with you 3 questions that were posed by a Christian, to atheists, on Reddit’s r/atheism page. Here they are, with my responses:

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Rant: Teaching Styles in Medical and Philosophy Classes

November 2, 2011 Ben Sima

As a student of both philosophy and medicine, I see two very different teaching strategies on a daily basis.

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