I am not a noncognitivist, but philosopher Ted Drange says that this video is the best one on YouTube about noncognitivism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wV_REEdvx
In my first post in this series, I offered a Bayesian interpretation of the principle, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” (ECREE). Greg Koukl, however, disagrees with ECREE. He recently explained why on his radio show (click here for audio); also, Melinda Penner, a member of Koukl’s staff, has written on the issue here and here. In … Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence (ECREE), Part 5: Is ECREE False? A Reply to Greg Koukl and Melinda Penner
Over at Dangerous Idea, Victor Reppert asks, “Why couldn’t there be mass killings in the name of atheism?“ I suppose there could be, just as I suppose there could be mass killings in the name of theism, but then I suppose there could be mass killings in the name of… a lot of things. It … On the Idea of Doing Something “in the Name of Atheism”
(redated post from March 26, 2006) Jim Still’s recent entry on this blog, “Everything is Permitted Under God,” reminded me of a Larry King interview of Benjamin Netanyahu from several years ago (2001?), in which Netanyahu made a very interesting comparison of the behavior of atheistic communists vs. the behavior of theistic terrorists. Ever since … Benjamin Netanyahu on Communists vs. Theistic Terrorists
Introduction Theists hold that there exists an omnipotent, omniscient, and morally perfect person (God) who created the universe. Metaphysical naturalists, on the other hand, hold that the universe is a closed system, which means that nothing that is not part of the natural world affects it. Metaphysical naturalism (N) denies the existence of all supernatural … The Evidential Argument from the History of Science, Part 4: Reply to ‘cl’
Todd Akin and Paul Ryan are sexist pigs who show a complete lack of fairness and compassion towards women. They represent well the sexist conservative Christians who are now driving the Republican party. The sexist views that they have tried to turn into federal laws have a long history, a history that can be traced … Jehovah is a Sexist – Part 5
After hearing (or being reminded, I’m not sure which) that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) classified the Family Research Council (FRC) as a hate group in 2010, that got me wondering. What is the definition of a “hate group,” anyway? It’s unclear how, precisely, the SPLC defines “hate group.” While searching their website, I … What Is a Hate Group?
The opening paragraph pretty much sums it up. This man makes my head explode. Why does anyone still listen to Pat Robertson? He pretends to be a moral leader and a good Christian. But doesn’t that mean taking care of those in need, especially when they’re children?! LINK