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Theology, Science, and Critical Discourse (Part 3)

We finally arrive at Ernst Troeltsch and his engagement with a multifaceted and problematic relationship between theology and social science. In parts 1 and 2… 1,444 more words

Clarifying Sam Harris’ clarifications

by Dwayne Holmes

The semantics of “science” is important

In responding to Ryan Born’s essay [1] — which won the competition giving readers a chance to challenge the arguments Sam Harris made for merging science and ethics in his book The Moral Landscape (henceforth, TML) — Harris undermined most of the discussion concerning the “scientific” nature of his theory with this statement: 4,977 more words


Quote of the day, July 24

Geert Hofstede, on values (1980)

“Values are a broad tendency to prefer certain states of affairs over others.”


Evidence I am living in a hologram

I have had a theory that I am living inside a computer simulation.  Today I uncovered further evidence.

I am thinking about switching my TV service from DirecTV to U-verse to save money.  176 more words


Deepak Chopra's challenge to skeptics

This morning I heard about Deepak Chopra’s challenge to skeptics to provide a scientific justification for ‘the problem of consciousness’.

Whilst I found Chopra’s sarcastic tone a little off-putting, his challenge is a very important one. 569 more words


Peripatetic School

Its teachings derived from its founder, the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, and Peripatetic is a name given to his followers. The school originally derived its name Peripatos from the peripatoi (περίπατοι “ 780 more words



In philosophy, “the Absurd” refers to the conflict between (a) the human tendency to seek inherent value and meaning in life and (b) the human inability to find any. 818 more words