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Intelligent Design

How Materialist Fundamentalists Are Like Christian Fundamentalists

In a comment to PaV’s recent post about the insurmountable problem the Cambrian Explosion presents for Darwinism, materialist fundamentalist Seversky writes: the Cambrian Explosion is no longer such a problem for Darwin’s theory Of course this is nonsense of a high order, which has been refuted 10,000 times including in the very post Sev was Read More…

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Animal Kingdom, Nietzsche Comes to the Small Screen

[Spoilers below] Animal Kingdom is a TNT television drama based on a 2010 Australian movie of the same name.  The series follows the Codys, an Oceanside, California crime family.  The Codys plan and execute their crimes with meticulous attention to detail, and their crimes pay very well indeed.  The fruits of their criminal labors include Read More…

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How Do You Know an Artificial Intelligence Advocate is Shining You On?

When they say they “know” that an AI machine is conscious.  How can I be so sure?  Easy.  As I have discussed before, we cannot in principle “know” that even other humans are conscious; far less can we know that an AI is conscious.  By its very nature, consciousness, as evidenced by subjective self-awareness, can Read More…

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For Progressives, the Only “Principle” That Matters is This: We Advance Principles When They Suit Our Interests, and we Abandon Them When They Don’t

Two recent posts have highlighted the moral and intellectual rot that threatens Western Civilization.  In the first, materialist Seversky expressed a moral nihilism that is breathtaking in its scope.  I asked him if the ancient practice of killing unwanted girl babies was an affirmatively good thing.  His answer:  “It was an affirmatively good thing for Read More…

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Social Justice Warriors to Believers in Truth: Drop Dead

Those of us who believe in truth, virtue and “justice” (unadorned with the modifier “social”) are inimical to the “social justice” movement. So says this UN report: “Present-day believers in an absolute truth identified with virtue and justice are neither willing nor desirable companions for the defenders of social justice.” Social Justice in an Open Read More…

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Knock Me Over With a Feather; Jerry Coyne is Being Honest About the Meaninglessness of Subjective Morality

Writing at his blog: With few exceptions, most scientists and philosophers think that morality is at bottom based on human preferences. And though we may agree on many of those preferences (e.g., we should do what maximizes “well being”), you can’t show using data that one set of preferences is objectively better than another. (You Read More…