Category Archives: academia

UC Berkeley Morphing Into a Clown College?

From here: A University of California, Berkeley report on free speech questions the motives of controversial speakers who sparked violent campus clashes last year, saying they were part of a “coordinated campaign” to make college campuses appear intolerant of conservative … Continue reading

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Extreme Bias Among College Professors

You should take the time to read this analysis: In this article I offer new evidence about something readers of Academic Questions already know: The political registration of full-time, Ph.D.-holding professors in top-tier liberal arts colleges is overwhelmingly Democratic. Indeed, faculty political … Continue reading

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Why are the Intersectionalists So Mean?

I assume many of you have heard the story about college student Lake Ingle who got into trouble with his social justice professor.  If not, here’s a decent article that goes into some of the details. Recently, the university president … Continue reading

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Is David Benatar’s Anti-natalism Rooted in Atheism?

From this article on Big Think: Welcome to anti-natalism, a small but lively corner of philosophy that, in our time of climate change, prospects of nuclear war, and divisive populist politics, has been growing of late. Though David Benatar, one … Continue reading

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Wilfrid Laurier University Admits Wrongdoing

Yesterday I pointed out that faculty and administrators at Wilfrid Laurier University were engaged in an unethical abuse of power.   Since this behavior became widely known, thanks to the student wisely taping her interrogation, the University has been forced to … Continue reading

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Philosopher Emily Thomas is Wrong. The Universe is Not Too Big for God.

Emily Thomas is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Durham University.  She posted an argument for atheism – Does the Size of the Universe Prove God Doesn’t Exist? She argues: God is human-oriented: human beings are like God, and he … Continue reading

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Another Crackpot Sociologist

The social sciences seem to be infested with crackpots: A sociology professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) recently argued in an extensive series of tweets that “the white-nuclear family” perpetuates racism. Jessie Daniels, a self-described “expert on … Continue reading

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The New Atheist Movement: An Autopsy

There seem to be more and more articles out there trying to explain the demise of the New Atheist movement.  Jerry Coyne recently commented on one and offered his own analysis.  Since none of these articles seems especially insightful , … Continue reading

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Is “White Privilege” Just a Category Error?

I have shown how the “White Privilege Checklist” that was handed out by a science professor in a science classroom is fundamentally flawed: you’ll notice a common theme among many – living among the majority is considered as “privilege.” Take … Continue reading

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Elite Scientists Don’t Have Elite Reasons for Being Atheists

One of the favorite arguments in the atheist movement is to point to leading scientists and note that a majority of them are atheists. The argument is, of course, pathetic and not much different from trying to score some point … Continue reading

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