Archive for April, 2016

April 29, 2016

For some reason I missed this paper published last November in Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA by Elizabeth Bell et al. , and it doesn’t seem to have been given a lot of attention by the press. That may be because its conclusions are questionable, and based on a very small sample. But if they’re right, it’s a […]

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“Jesus floats free of history”: Robert Price on the (non)historicity of Jesus — Why Evolution Is True

April 17, 2016

In this absorbing video, the Atheist Debate project, represented by creator Matt Dillahunty, interviews Robert Price, a former Baptist minister and now an atheist theologian and philosopher at the Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary. (Price’s latest book is Blaming Jesus for Jehovah: Rethinking the Righteousness of Christianity.) The topic is the historicity of Jesus, which I’ve written about several times, […]

via “Jesus floats free of history”: Robert Price on the (non)historicity of Jesus — Why Evolution Is True

Policy Regarding Course Grades

April 15, 2016

Policy Regarding Course Grades Spring 2016

Didn’t you know: God’s a question, not an answer! — Why Evolution Is True

April 10, 2016

I’m not sure who’s in charge of “The Stone,” the New York Times‘s philosophy column, but that person is not doing their job. Imagine if some of our greatest living philosophers would post there about matters diverse: ethics, animal rights, abortion, drone strikes, and so on. But all too often the column is about God; that is, we […]

via Didn’t you know: God’s a question, not an answer! — Why Evolution Is True