The God Delusion: Child Indoctrination and the Atheist’s Vanishing(?) Consolation 1

The God Delusion: Child Indoctrination and the Atheist's Vanishing(?) Consolation
This is the final post in a series on The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. The previous post was The God Delusion: Are The Bible and Religion Poisons To Society? (Chapters 7 & 8). After reading back through my previous post, one thing I want to emphasize is that I don’t disagree with everything Richard ...

The Nature of Consciousness (Real Seekers Podcast) 1

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Real Seekers podcast to debate the nature of consciousness with Travis (atheist) and Dale (Christian) last week. After a quick intro, the episode plays in full. Let me know what you think! You can also check out Dale’s post about the episode, as well as ...

Epistemology: 10 – Knowledge Bracketing 1

Available on your podcast platform of choice here. In this episode, I describe the most important tool for breaking down and questioning any cherished belief. It’s also an indispensable tool for all objective investigation. So what are you waiting for?? Listen already! You can also leave me a voice message here, and I’ll try to ...

Miracles Debate (Real Seekers Podcast) 1

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Real Seekers podcast and discussing / debating miracles with Matthew (atheist) and Dale (Christian) last week. After a quick intro, the episode plays in full. Let me know what you think! If the Anchor.fm widget isn’t showing up above, click here to listen. When I ...

Epistemology, Relationships, and Life

I originally wrote the below as part of an online exchange with a friend. I realized that it’s a great illustration of how principles of epistemology affect personal relationships, and ultimately all of life, so I thought I’d share. I know it’s easy to hear a bunch of mumbo-jumbo philosophical terms and ask, “Does this ...

Epistemology: 9 – Heuristics, or the Surprising Virtues of Fallacies [Podcast]

What is a heuristic? How do they function within our epistemology? Are they irrelevant once you find a deductive argument for your position (spoiler: No!). Listen to find out! Available in podcast format here. You can also leave me a voice message here, and I’ll try to respond to any questions in the next episode.

LIVE DEBATE! Theories of Justice: Is Retribution Necessary? [Podcast]

I had the distinct pleasure of debating my friend Brandon Bartlett about philosophical theories of justice this past Saturday night. Brandon has a degree in philosophy and was a debate champion in high school, so he was definitely up to the task. Does a person have to be punished for justice to be served? What ...

Miracles: A Robert and (atheist) Ryan discussion [Podcast]

Ready for some R&R? Robert and atheist friend Ryan discuss miracles in this episode. Before watching, I highly recommend watching at least 10 minutes of this talk (it should automatically start at the 35 minute mark), since I reference it at multiple points. In particular, it includes an interview with Barbara Snyder, who was instantaneously ...

The God Delusion: Are The Bible and Religion Poisons To Society? (Chapters 7 & 8) 2

The God Delusion: Are The Bible and Religion Poisons To Society? (Chapters 7 & 8)
This post is part of a series on The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. The previous post was The Roots of Religion and Morality (Chapters 5 & 6) and the next post is Child Indoctrination and the Atheist’s Vanishing(?) Consolation (Chapters 9 & 10). It’s time to return to The God Delusion. Hello, old friend. ...

Epistemology: 8 – Software Engineering and Black Swans [Podcast]

What does software engineering have to do with epistemology? Listen to find out! Available in podcast format here. You can also leave me a voice message here, and I’ll try to respond to any questions in the next episode.