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Was Tertullian an Irrationalist?

Robert H. Ayers’  book Language, Logic, and Reason in the Church Fathers: A Study of Tertullian, Augustine, and Aquinas has helped me understand and appreciate how philosophy can be used, ministerially, in defense of the faith. 1,301 more words


Ontario school officials respond—or rather, fail to respond—to queries about why they don't require teaching human evolution

A short while ago I reported, based on a post  on DarwinQuixote site, that while the province of Ontario requires teaching of evolution in secondary-school biology classes, there’s no requirement for teaching… 1,031 more words

Intelligent Design Creationism Watch

Wallace Runnymede reblogged this on wallacerunnymede and commented:

If all this is correct, then as far as I am concerned, Ontario's cynically Orwellian/Lysenkoist censoriousness of science makes it an utter laughing stock for all people of integrity. And I can assure you, I certainly intend to laugh the loudest :P I would like to see every single educator who is behind the propagation of young Earth Creationist agitprop and all such backward, obscurantist, paternalistic acts of intellectual vandalism, in every single country in the world, held up to the fitting opprobrium and ridicule for the senseless, highminded havoc they are wreaking. Young Earth Creationism is as form of intellectual terrorism, and whenever it is endorsed or pandered to, either by True Believers or Fellow Travellers, it inevitably throws the wellbeing of blameless children under the rapacious school bus wheels of neocorporatist ideological expediency. Indoctrinating children with YEC ideology is a form of child abuse, and pandering to YEC propaganda is not much better than child abuse. If you are a YEC, just keep your bigoted, backward nonsense to yourself. I mean, ha! Just face it, the world is better off without your superior knowledge ;)


This is an essay by the science writer and broadcaster Geoff Watts who argues that irrational panic about radiation can cause more harm than radiation itself. 3,541 more words


Glossary for Contentious Terms (No Conspiracy Theories!)

I am thinking it might help for me to produce a glossary for some of the ironic and sarcastic terms I use in my writing. The reason for this, is that some of the terms I have coined, if taken literally, might savour of ‘conspiracy theory’ nonsense. 156 more words


Kierkegaard's Practice in Christianity: The Exposition

The offense under discussion here is one of which anyone, for that matter, can be the subject if he, the single individual, seems to be unwilling to subject or subordinate himself to the established order.

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Hillary Clinton and second wave feminism: Looking Backwards

Mrs. Clinton’s most recent rollout relied on two elements of sentimentality*: the log cabin rags-to-riches theme made famous by the Jacksonians, and the tribute to her mother and grandmother in the closing moments of her speech, thus linking her to the white-garbed, very pure tail end of  269 more words