Tag Archives: Daniel Dennett

Quote for a Sunday

Patrick Appel today at Andrew Sullivan’s blog: I’ve absolutely no problem with [Daniel] Dennett stating his opinions or arguing forcefully for what he believes. But telling fellow non-believers they ought to be less courteous to the faithful strikes me as … Continue reading

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Does That Mean They’re Not Loonies?

Daniel Dennett’s recent article on skepticism (in the Guardian) was accompanied by what I thought was an amusing editor’s correction: This article was amended on Thursday 16 July 2009. Moon-landing sceptics were referred to as “loonies”, contrary to the Guardian … Continue reading

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Trippy Thought for the Day: Do We Live in a Block Universe?

I have a college textbook on logic and critical thinking (believe it or not!) and it has a discussion of the notion that we might live in a “block universe.” The book I have is its fourth edition, and I checked … Continue reading

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The Atheist Bus Ad Campaign Moves to Germany

So says Spiegel today: “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.” The brightly colored ads were part of a provocative campaign on British buses. Spain reacted with its own string of atheist slogans, and now a … Continue reading

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Liberal Secularism v. Illiberal Secularism: Why Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett are Wrong to Hint That Perhaps the State Should Set Restrictions on Religious Child-Rearing

Late in 2007 Damon Linker, in the New Republic, had a great essay on the contemporary atheist movement, and it can still be read online here.  The title of the essay is “Atheism’s Wrong Turn.” For me, there are two “money quotes” in the essay. Here’s the … Continue reading

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