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Do most cosmologists accept the reality of the cosmic fine-tuning?

I don’t know how I missed this, but apparently Dr. Richard Carrier, a historian, wrote a critique of the fine-tuning argument a while back, and Dr. 609 more words



I’d sooner clasp
the sloughing grasp
of lepers stumbling toward their graves

or empty sleeves
of armless shrieves
those soldiers who met duty brave

than shake the hands… 13 more words


Huff Post apparently didn't like my comments on their religion blog post, so I'll put them up here.

First, the Huff Post Religion blog post in question:


Second, my reply:

I take issue with several propositions in Kate Blanchard’s above piece, starting with her assertion of “the moral laziness of libertarianism, in which I take care of me and nobody else.”  Implicit in this statement is the idea that the only proper moral way to deal with resource allocation is through government coercion and redistribution, since outside of the above, it would seem to be the only real alternative.  595 more words


Is Sam Harris successful at rationally grounding objective moral values and duties?

I just wanted to put out a few snips from this layperson-level article on the Reasonable Faith web site. The article is about atheist scholar Sam Harris, and his attempt to provide a basis for morality on atheism. 983 more words


New study: couples that delay sexual activity experience higher quality relationships

From Family Studies, news about TWO new studies.

Excerpt: (links removed)

[T]wo recently published studies call into question the validity of testing sexual chemistry early in dating.

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As examples of the malfeasance of the global financial industry go, the following story is beyond petty. The sums involved are small and I am fortunate enough to be isolated (by unearned privilege and by the fact that my landlord is kind, generous, and a friend) from its direct consequences. 2,725 more words


Are churchgoing people who accept same-sex marriage really Christians?

Here’s a bit of research from Mark Regnerus to shed some light on what else they believe. (H/T Chris)


Churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to think pornography, cohabitation, hook-ups, adultery, polyamory, and abortion are acceptable.

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