Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sam Harris, Omer Aziz, and Motivations

I finally got a chance to listen to Sam Harris’s podcast debate with Omer Aziz. Before getting to the debate, Harris spends the first 30 minutes of his podcast explaining how he is right about everything. It clearly went on … Continue reading

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Abandoning Science To Promote New Atheism

I was watching this video of Robert Wright and Lawrence Krauss. Early on, Krauss makes it clear he doesn’t like being called a New Atheist (a common trait of New Atheists) and thinks it is a derogatory, nonsense term. Yet … Continue reading

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Theistic evolution makes sense

Jerry Coyne recently posted an article which was supposed to contain slam-dunk arguments against theistic evolution. Let’s have a look. And why did God use evolution instead of creationism to bring humans into being? It’s no good for theists to … Continue reading

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Criticisms of Sam Harris Are A Stumbling Block to Getting a Great President

New Atheist activist PZ Myers received a very concerned letter from a Sam Harris Fan: Dear PZ, Can I please ask you to refrain from insulting and writing about Sam Harris in the negative. I don’t know what you expect … Continue reading

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Sam Harris Can’t Stop Talking About the Debate That “Bored” Him

Sam Harris has a new podcast (“A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt”) explaining why he refuses to post his 4-hour debate with Omer Aziz.  Harris continues to come across as someone who is a) deeply obsessed with his ego and b) is … Continue reading

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Sam Harris vs. The Regressive Left

When you consider the battles between Sam Harris and the Regressive Left, it occurs to me that neither side has the moral high ground.  Now, I’m not very familiar with Harris’s anti-Islam writings.  But I do know that when it … Continue reading

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More Creepy Behavior from Sam Harris

Omer Aziz wrote an essay critical of Sam Harris, so Harris decided to use his podcast to cross-examine Aziz. Aziz agreed and subjected himself to a 4 hour scolding. Then, Harris decided he wasn’t going to post the podcast. So … Continue reading

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Does Atheism Assume We Should All Be Teletubbies?

According to the argument from evil, the existence of evil/suffering means the Christian God could not possibly exist. But imagine what human beings would be like if there was no evil/suffering. It’s hard to visualize such creatures as human beings. … Continue reading

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Does the existence of God mean there should be no suffering?

According to the argument from evil, the existence of evil/suffering means the Christian God could not possibly exist.  Yet then what are we to make of the following famous quote? The most beautiful people we have known are those who … Continue reading

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