The Course of Reason

Music Monday: First Aid Kit - “Hard Believer”

September 5, 2011 Cody Hashman

Welcome to the second installment of Music Monday! This week’s featured artist is a relatively new favorite of mine and a sharp contrast to Tom Waits from last week. The folkish sister duo from Sweden, First Aid Kit, came to my attention over two years ago when I was shown thier cover of Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song.” I had almost forgotten about then until about a year and a half ago when I came across one of thier originals “Hard Believer,” which is today’s Music Monday song of the week.

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More Hate from Taxpayer-Funded Catholic Schools

September 4, 2011 Chris Burke

Members of a Toronto Catholic District School Board are living in a magical fantasy land where they feel they have the right and privilege to discriminate against those who do not adhere to the lifestyle dictated by the Church.

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Faith Alone…er… and Evidence!

September 3, 2011 Seth Kurtenbach

The following is an excerpt from a little comment exchange I had earlier on the blog.

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Refuting Woo

September 1, 2011 Pete Zupan

First off, what is Woo? For our purposes it's going to include just about any example of pseudoscience or superstition that you can think of, like homeopathy, anti-vaccination, and religious claims. Because most of these groups basically use the exact same arguments in support of their brand of woo, the term should be interchangeable.

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Antitheist Apologetics

August 31, 2011 Seth Kurtenbach

This is an antitheist apologetics post by Seth Kurtenbach. It is meant to show how easily one can make a ridiculous theological argument. Of course I don’t endorse any of the premises that follow, but many theists do, and so I show that by twisting faith-based beliefs one can conjure up almost any argument.

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