It’s been a while between articles posts, let’s get straight into it:
Philosophy Bites – Links to the First 176 Episodes -Edmonds and Warburton.
LCA 2013: distributed democracy, speaking stacks, links -Sky Croeser.
Anti-Muslim hysteria in Australia -Russell Glasser.
We get email: Believers and their security blankets -Martin Wagner.
Good luck in Somalia- Ophelia Benson.
Egyptian atheist facing blasphemy sentence - Jacob Fortin.
Repairs under way -Ophelia Benson.
A fabulous “Manly Meal”-Ophelia Benson.
WL Craig on Morality and Meaning (Series Index) -John Danaher.
My Favourite Posts of 2012 -John Danaher.
Sexual Objectification: An Atheist Perspective -Richard Carrier.
Prototypical Sexist Atheist on Exhibit- Richard Carrier.
Atheism+ : The Name for What’s Happening-Richard Carrier.
Waldron on pornography -Russell Blackford.
Gay Bishop Comes Up With the Worst Argument to Support Same-Sex Marriage- Greta Christina.
My Letter to the Boy Scouts- Greta Christina.
Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Increasingly Desperate and Stupid – Greta Christina.
Catholic Priest blames women for bringing violence on themselves – Jacob Fortin.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews harass sexually abused girl – Jacob Fortin.
Bill O’Reilly calls David Silverman a Fascist – Jacob Fortin.
Top 10 anti-Christian acts of 2012 -J.T Eberhard.
Most insulting fundraiser ever. – J.T Eberhard.
Don’t Say Gay legislator: being gay is like shooting heroin. -J.T Eberhard.
How often god’s moral decrees bear no resemblance to justice. -J.T Eberhard.
Craig’s Argument for God from Intentionality – Philosotroll.
Witch Hunts in Papua New Guinea – Leo Igwe.
Randal Rauser on William Lane Craig’s defense of the Canaanite genocide -Chris Hallquist.
More Powerpoint Slides from a Christian Pastor’s Anti-Gay Sermon – Hermant Mehta.
Who Still Thinks the Church Has Any Moral Credibility? -Hermant Mehta.
Shells and switches -Deacon Duncan.
God and the PlayStation 3 -Deacon Duncan.
The Gypsy Curse -Deacon Duncan.
The Non-Prophets 11.9 – Matt Dillahunty, Russell Glasser, Dennis Loubet.
Anonymous Atheists -Robert M. Price.
Why don’t the faithful debate each other? – Jerry Coyne.
Dennett on atheism denial -Jerry Coyne.
Can Homosexuals be Christians? -C Michael Scott.
Addiction and Responsibility (Part Three) -John Danaher.
Paul Draper’s burden of proof for the theist -Helen De Cruz.
What Is Consciousness? Another Reply to Kastrup -Steven Novella.
Women were incapable of having seminal ideas -Ophelia Benson.
Eroding Feminism – Lauryn Oates.
Pro-life arson -Ophelia Benson.
I have a look at Ehrman’s new book on Jesus -Jerry Coyne.
Question: God and Necessity -Randy Everist.
Assessing evidence for the existence of Jesus -Stephen Law.
New Online Resource: Papers by Alvin Plantinga -Ex-Apologist.
Leiter on Krauss vs. the Philosophers -Ex-Apologist.
Craig on Materialism -Victor Reppert.
PSR for Naturalists- Ex-Apologist.
Naturalism and Necessary Beings (Very, Very Rough Draft) -Ex-Apologist.
Philosophers and physicists duke it out -Ophelia Benson.
Louise Mensch deserves our solidarity -Ellie Mae O’hagan.
On Sexual Harassment -Richard Carrier.
Pastor Worley or ‘Pastor’ Worley? -Justin Vacula.
The structure of social revolutions, part 1 – Russell Glasser.
EVIDENCE, MIRACLES AND THE EXISTENCE OF JESUS -Stephen Law.
Gallup: ’32% of Americans are Nonreligious’ -Hermant Mehta.
Morriston’s Paper on Plantinga’s EAAN-Ex-Apologist.
What Ehrman actually says – Ophelia Benson.
Is there Nothing Wrong with Being Religious? -John Shook.
Tripping Balls -Matt McCormick.
How to make something from nothing - Eric MacDonald.
Answering Some of My Critics -John Loftus.
Let’s Keep New Atheism Strident – Eric MacDonald.
How Unnatural Is Religion? -John Shook.
“Good” Philosophy and Apologetics -Philostroll.
The Biblical Historicity Argument: An Analysis -Philosotroll.
Discussing the Reason Rally and Atheism on NPR -Hermant Mehta.
Richard Dawkins’ Speech at the American Atheists Convention -Hermant Mehta.
‘Woodstock For Atheists': A Moment For Nonbelievers -Barbara Bradley Hagerty.
Atheists, others gather at Reason Rally – Lori Aratani.
Young atheists come online -Hermant Mehta.
Militant is the new neo -Ophelia Benson.
Reason Rally/American Atheists wrap up -JT Eberhard.
Richard Dawkins – Agnostic -Steven Novella.
Melting Ice Waiting for Delivery-J.P Holding.
Are indexicals a threat to materialism- Victor Reppert.
The Modal Ontological Argument-Randy Everist.
Do Atheists Know God Exists? -Randy Everist.
Naturalis Historia: Is Young Earth Creationism True? -J.W Wartick.
In which I stick my nose into someone else’s business-Lydia McGrew.
Trust in testimony and miracles -Helen De Cruz.
Book Snap: Bart Ehrman’s “Did Jesus Exist?” -J.P Holding.
“Reason Rally”: Doubleplusgood newspeak for groupthink! -Edward Feser.
Another crime for which faith is culpable -JT Eberhard.
We have ways of making you silent -Ophelia Benson.
School officials ordered to apologize in prayer case -Guillermo Contreras.
Tribal woman shot for refusing to withdraw daughter’s rape case -Milind Ghatwai.
Say prayer works or we will squash you -Ophelia Benson.
Do You Know How Many Slaves Work for You? -Beth Scott.
Contraception, Again… -Mike Labossiere.
Contraception, Once Again -Mike Labossiere.
Is Eating Meat Ethical? -Mark Sisson.
Of Limbaugh & Maher -Mike Labossiere.
Why women need secularism – R. Elisabeth Cornwell.
Ongoing Human Evolution -Austin Cline.
While temperatures rise, denialists reach lower - Phil Plait.
Skin transformed into brain cells – James Gallagher.
A Universe From Nothing – Review – Samantha Nelson.
Embryonic stem cells appear to restore some vision to legally blind patient – Rob Stein and David Brown.
Dolphins and whales: interspecies play? - Jerry Coyne.
Indiana Senate passes bill putting religion in science class – John Timmer.
Why Romney’s Religion Matters – Sean Faircloth.
Do kids have to be taught about the supernatural? - Thomas Rees.
When Pseudoscience Kills – Steve Novella.
Student Faces Town’s Wrath in Protest Against a Prayer – Abby Goodnough.
Your state’s report card - PZ Myers.
A temple to atheism, for crying out loud - Jerry Coyne.
A New Year’s Resolution: Admit You are an Atheist – John Shook.
Naturalism vs. Supernaturalism: Framing the Debate -John Shook.
Burdon of Proof -Bradyn Stanaway.
The Scientific Verdict on God (Part 1): Models- Nathan Dickey.
The Problem of Evil: Are atheists simply ‘asking too much?’ – Justin Vacula.
Local reader argues naturalistic worldview is inadequate – Justin Vacula.
Naturalism, Evolution and True Belief - Stephen Law.
Proving God’s Existence is Impossible -John Shook.
The Debunking Handbook -Daniel Midgeley.
Why I engage-Daniel Midgley.
Why the secular state has no moral mandate. – Russell Blackford.
The Moral Argument: Mistakes to Avoid and Practical Advice – J.W Wartick.
Book Review: “Material Beings” by Peter van Inwagen – J.W Wartick.
Christians, homophobia and trying hard to follow Jesus – David Pocock.
Is William Lane Craig a theistic evolutionist? -Steve Hays.
Is Faith Blind? – Randy Everist.
Hey guys, I’ve added a new sub-heading this week “philosophy”, enjoy!
Guest post: Catholicism waning in Ireland – Sigmund.
Why are the young abandoning Christianity? -Jerry Coyne.
Religion of peace firebombs a paper for satire -Jerry Coyne.
Afghan woman’s choice: 12 years in jail or marry her rapist and risk death -Nick Paton Walsh.
Republicans insane; want to establish theocracy -Jerry Coyne.
Child Rape, Penn State and the Catholic Church: Is Religion Especially Bad? – Greta Christina.
Afghan women have continued to struggle -Ophelia Benson.
Atheists are the most generous—even without heavenly reward! -Hank Pellisier.
‘Tis a good day to #creozerg -PZ Myers.
The Kensington Forgery -PZ Myers.
A very silly calculation -PZ Myers.
William Lane Craig and the problem of pain -PZ Myers.
What have the students been up to this week? -PZ Myers.
Watts wrote a check he couldn’t cash -PZ Myers.
Humans learn to walk like rats -FREYA BOARDMAN-PRETTY
“New” Genes May Have Played a Role in Human Brain Evolution -Charles Q Choi.
Did climate change doom roaming Neanderthals? -Emily Sohn.
Neutrino experiment repeat at Cern finds same result -Jason Palmer.
LHC Combination Of Higgs Limits: MH<141 GeV -Tommaso Dorigo.
A whole book on the evolution of eyes -Jerry Coyne.
More religious incursion into science -Jerry Coyne.
Skeleton of ancient human relative may yield skin -Catherine Brahic and Rohan Hooper.
Twenty Years After “Darwin on Trial”, ID is Dead -Jason Rosenhouse.
Benefits tied to immunisation-Daniel Midgley.
“Great Dying” Lasted 200,000 Years -Brian Handwerk.
Top Ten Myths About the Brain -Lauren Helmuth.
NASA Researchers: DNA Building Blocks Can Be Made in Space -Bill Stiegerwald.
Life began with a planetary mega-organism-Michael Marshall.
Worms Can Evolve to Survive Intersex Populations -Dannielle Whitaker.
Should Zygotes be Considered People? -Mike Labossiere.
Keith Ward & The Jerry Coyne Challenge -Jim P Houston.
Can philosophy or religion alone establish facts? -Jerry Coyne.
Is science so limited? -Russell Blackford.
Does religion answer factual questions? -Russell Blackford.
Marriage, A Few Modest Proposals -Mike Labossiere.
On Science and What Is the Case -Eric MacDonald.
How Theologians Play With Words -Eric MacDonald.
Bibliography on Arguments for Atheism-Jeffrey Jay Lowder.
Hitler was a True Christian™ -PZ Myers.
How Darwinian and atheistic were the Nazis? -Jerry Coyne.
Argument Against the Resurrection of Jesus-Bradley Bowden.
Apologist Josh McDowell: Internet the Greatest Threat to Christians-Jeffery Jay Lowder.
Links and News — 21-Nov-11-Jeffery Jay lowder.
Links and News — 19-Nov-11-Jeffery Jay Lowder.
God, Multi-verses, and Modal Realism-Graham Oppy.
Moreland on Consciousness-Graham Oppy.
Hume’s Beautiful Argument-Keith Parsons.
Geisler and Scholarship-Keith Parsons.
Skeptics Are Not Gloating Over the Treatment of Michael Licona-Jeffery Jay Lowder.
Why I am an atheist -Russell Glasser.
The one (of many) where I’m threatened with Hell… -Matt Dillahunty.
Question about Possible Worlds-Randy Everist.
What part of “nothing” don’t you understand?- Edward Feser.
A Christian Gives Thanks That America Is Not A Christian Nation-Parker J. Palmer.
What if God commanded murder?-Randy Everist.
- PZ Myers Talks About Junk DNA (sandwalk.blogspot.com)
- Quote: PZ Myers (alwaysquestionauthority.wordpress.com)
- IDiots and Incivility (sandwalk.blogspot.com)
- Articles For Women. (killsessionmusings.wordpress.com)
- PZ Myers: The Smear Gets More Personal (greylining.com)
- The failure of accommodationism (barefootbum.blogspot.com)
- Articles. (zaknafein81.wordpress.com)
- PZ Myers is angry (somersplace.wordpress.com)
- Eric Hovind Has Been Crying to PZ Myers (anatheistviewpoint.blogspot.com)
- Girls Beaten and Raped? Or The Catholic Church? Who are the victims? -Sean Faircloth.
- Anglican newspaper defends ‘Gaystapo’ article -Riazat Butt.
- Exciting and engaging: Richard Dawkins’ The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True -Christine Schofelt.
- Dover ID movie, “Judgment Day,” now in one video -Jerry Coyne.
- Fundamentalist Book a Factor in Child Deaths. How Many Child Beatings Don’t Make the News? Take action. -Sean Faircloth.
- Gay, Muslim groups relieved by changes to bullying bill -Omar Sacirbey (OP Ophelia Benson).
- Fighting Witchcraft Accusations in Africa -Leo Igwe (OP Ophelia Benson).
- Penn State’s Scandal Cannot Be Prayed Away -Hermant Metha.
- Catholic Charities Drops Lawsuit Against State of Illinois, Ending Their Discriminatory Adoption Practices -Hermant Mehta.
- Survey Says Catholics Are Becoming Less Catholic -Hermant Mehta.
- What can Law’s Evil God Challenge Do?-John Danaher.
- Putting William Lane Craig in his place -Eric MacDonald.
- Julian Baggini Again -Eric MacDonald.
- Curiouser and Curiouser: Now Dawkins is an Anti-Intellectual Coward! -Eric MacDonald.
- Atheism: A Hate Movement -JT Eberhard.
- Existential Crisis And Masturbation -JT Eberhard.
- Wedding Transcript -Matt Dillahunty.
- Raising Atheists, part 2 -Russell Glasser.
- Proof of God by arbitrary mathematical pattern? -Rusell Glasser.
- Should an atheist stand for governmental prayer? -Justin Vacula.
- New Research Says Anti-Atheist Prejudice Stems from Distrust -Hermant Mehta.
- How Should Rationalists Approach Death? -Jesse Galef.
- The Mystery of Consciousness II -Sam Harris.
- Anti-porn with Save the Source -Daniel Midgley
- The Power of Religion -JT Eberhard.
- Laura Hudson on sex in superhero comics -Russell Blackford.
- The other side of the porn debate -Russell Blackford.
- Do Atheists Own the Internet? -J.P Holding.
- Norman the Neanderthal-J.P Holding.
- Christian Parenting – Raising Your Kids to Be Lifelong Believers -Mikel Del Rosario.
- Crickets still chirping… (Updated)-Edward Feser.
- The Melbourne Cup: Godless race that tramples creation -Benjamin Myers.
- Does scientific inquiry preclude belief in God? -Neil Ormerod
- Why Evangelical Christians have left the Right -Marcia Pally.
- How Christian humility upended the world – John Dickson.
- Can we evaluate worldviews? How to navigate the sea of ideas. -J.W Wartick.
- Dawkins is Disgusted -James.
- Magic versus metaphysics-Edward Feser.
- Catholic humanism is superior to today’s exhausted secularism – Austin Ivereigh.
- On Engaging the Real Arguments -Victor Reppert.
- A Review of the Magic of Reality -Nick Peters.
- Psychopaths: Born evil or with a diseased brain? -Matthew Taylor.
- LHC reveals hints of ‘new physics’ in particle decays -Jason Palmer.
- Pristine Big Bang gas found -Irence Klotz.
- Squid and octopus switch on camouflage -Victoria Gill.
- Two steps to primate social living -Nick Bascom.
- Flirty dinosaur could shake its tail feathers -Stephanie Pappas.
- Articles (zaknafein81.wordpress.com)
- Catholic Church behind thousands of Pornographic/Satanic/Black Magic Books – 2nd Largest German Publisher owned in full by Catholic Church! (ascendingearthbeings.wordpress.com)
- This Week In God 8.10.11 (skepacabra.wordpress.com)
- US Catholic church formalizes Anglican conversions (sfgate.com)
- The Ten Point Vision for a Secular America (patheos.com)
- Study – 3% of Catholics Left Church Because of Scandals (marysaggies.blogspot.com)
- For sex slaves, Catholic Bishops’ ‘help’ is no help at all (secularnewsdaily.com)
- Sean Faircloth discusses his new book Attack of the Theocrats (alwaysquestionauthority.wordpress.com)
- “Porn row” hits German Catholic bookseller, CEO explains mix-up and Local Agency Breaks Away from the Catholic Church (mumbailaity.wordpress.com)
- Guest post: Catholicism waning in Ireland (whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com)
- Intelligence Squared debate: On the crucial points atheists have got it right – Russell Blackford.
- We get email: Brains, evidence, and burden of proof again -Russell Glasser.
- Pro-choice and pro life- Herb Silverman.
- Reality is enough for me, thanks. -Jacob Fortin.
- What do believers believe? -Eric MacDonald.
- All you get is a maybe -Jason Brown.
- Time to Stop Pretending that the Ten Commandments Constitute an Adequate Basis for Moral Life -Eric MacDonald.
- Can Atheism take over the Functions of Religion? Should it Try? -Eric MacDonald.
- More on God, Craig, and (in this case) debating morality and more here.-Russell Blackford.
- Some varieties of atheism - Edward Feser.
- Did God Allow the Attacks on 9/11 for a “Greater Good”? -Erik Manning.
- Fang-tastic -Steve Hays.
- Penultimate thoughts on the Licona controversy- Steve Hays.
- Inerrancy and hermeneutics-Steve Hays.
- “The Multiverse Created Itself” and “Who made God after all?” -The Kalam Cosmological Argument -JW Wartick.
- Obligations Owed to Persons -Randy Everist.
- Leibniz’s Cosmological Argument-Randy Everist.
- God, People, and Moral Perfection-Randy Everist.
- The Worst Objection to the KCA-Randy Everist.
- A circularity problem for some divine command theories -Alexander Pruss.
- Is the Australian Christian Lobby dominionist? -Chrys Stevenson.
- Rescuing sex from porn -Clive Hamilton.
- Atheists are wrong: The Intelligence Squared debate- Simon Longstaff.
- It gets better, but he couldn’t hold on until it did -Ophelia Benson.
- The God-given freedoms of its people -Ophelia Benson.
- Because she’s got a passport, he can get a visa -Ophelia Benson.
- A Radical New Ploy to Destroy Roe v. Wade—Which Just Might Work -Simon van Zuylen-Wood.
- The rise of dominionism -Alice Miles.
- New ex-Muslims tell their stories -Ophelia Benson.
- Canadians losing faith in religion -Eric MacDonald.
- The strangely schizoid status of the skeptical community (freethoughtblogs.com)
- What is an Atheist? (anythingbuttheist.blogspot.com)
- The “New Atheists” and Dr. Edward Feser’s “The Last Superstition” (insightscoop.typepad.com)
- From ‘Ought’ to ‘Is’ (thephilosophyofscience.wordpress.com)
- Atheist 10Q Challenge Questions (cardboardconfines.wordpress.com)
- The “New Atheists” – A Review of The Last Superstition by Edward Feser (charlescherry.wordpress.com)