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Who Needs Reason When You Got Emotion?

One of the problems with embracing social justice ideology is that it tends to turn a brain into mush.   Consider social justice atheist, PZ Myers. On June 25, Myers posted a short blog entry critical of a pagan who thinks … Continue reading

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The Core Argument of the Social Justice Movement

The social justice activists seem to rely on one core argument to make their case – they refer to their intellectual opponents as a sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic, fascist, and/or white supremacist nazis. In other words, their core … Continue reading

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Dawkins Neuters Logic and Reason

Richard Dawkins defined himself and his fans with the following words: even if there was this booming voice in the Second Coming with clouds of glory, the probable explanation is that it is a hallucination or a conjuring trick by … Continue reading

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The Arbitrary Attack on Free Will

Ever notice that when it comes to the topic of free will, atheists only seem interested in denying its existence when it comes to moral decisions? But must we really stop there? The Deuce posted a very thought-provoking comment a … Continue reading

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Delusions about faith and reason

I like it when Gnu leaders actually try to define their favorite words.  For example, when Jerry Coyne defined science for us, we got to see he was morphing back and forth between two different definitions. Sneaky, sneaky. Now, he … Continue reading

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Atheists Use Reason to Run in Circles

I’m thankful for Sam Harris, the infamous Gnu atheist and founder of Project Reason. I’m thankful because he nicely illustrates the deeply subjective aspect of evidence, reason, and atheism. With his recent attempt to use Reason and Evidence to make … Continue reading

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How can it be?

According to the Friendly Atheist, Sam Harris starts “a controversy anytime he talks about something not directly related to atheism.” I have a simple question – how can that be?  According to Harris, he is a man who is led … Continue reading

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Guns, Atheists, and Reason

You have to wonder how long it will be before the Gnus decide to throw Sam Harris under the bus.  The media want us to have this debate about guns so Harris decided to put his new PhD in Neuroscience … Continue reading

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Disconfirmation Bias

In their paper, “A Disconfirmation Bias in the Evaluation of Arguments,” psychologists Kari Edwards and Edward Smith (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1996, Vol. 71, No. 1, 5-24) explore this tendency. They begin their article as follows: When evaluating … Continue reading

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