Monthly Archives: September 2014

Great Insight

This guy gets it.

Posted in Jonathan Sacks, New Atheists, Richard Dawkins, Truth | 8 Comments

Human Morality

Bernard’s response can be found here.  There is no need to respond to the selection and physics parts of the response because they were dealt with on this blog in the comment sections here and here, and Bernard eventually let … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter Four—The Enlightenment and Its Critics: A Short History—Part Two

As noted, Caputo then moves on to the first critics of the Enlightenment and those who set the stage for what we now call postmodernism.  These are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831); Soren Kierkegaard (1813-55); and Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900).  Caputo … Continue reading

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Friday Roundup

True: “Harris’ contention that terrorists are motivated more by the writings of the Koran, rather than by economic, political, social, and military oppression, is based on feeling rather than fact.” Another scientifically “un-inclined” writer and his clashes with “science”… Why … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter Four—The Enlightenment and Its Critics: A Short History—Part One

Caputo begins chapter four with these questions: “How did we get from Augustine to Derrida?  What happened to truth in modernity to precipitate the postmodern turn?” To answer those questions, Caputo tells us that such, “…requires a closer look… [of] … Continue reading

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Friday Roundup

Hmmmm…of which school are you? “But there is a second, more radical school of thought in evolutionary ethics. This view holds that evolutionary biology, rather than providing a basis for improving or modernizing ethics, shows that the idea of objective … Continue reading

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