Monthly Archives: June 2016

Is Logic Objective?

When you are trying to build a case for something, you really ought to avoid premises that don’t hold up. For example, in Universally Preferable Behavior: a Rational Proof of Secular Ethics, Stefan Molyneux states: The laws of logic are … Continue reading

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PBS Crash Course Philosophy on the Problem of Evil

I’ve done my own post on The Problem of Evil, so I thought I’d take a look at what the PBS program Crash Course on Philosophy has to say on the subject. The actual content starts at 1:38: Here’s a … Continue reading

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Is the Very Idea of God Self-Contradictory?

In Universally Preferable Behavior: a Rational Proof of Secular Ethics, Stefan Molyneux challenges the existence of god or any kind of spiritual realm: The scientific method requires that every thesis be supported by evidence and rationality. Since there is no … Continue reading

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Britains Cut Loose from the European Flotilla

Whether or not you think the EU is a rag tag flotilla of boats that want to be a navy, you’ve got to admire the British for having the guts to go their own way, despite the protestations of the … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Science

In Universally Preferable Behavior: a Rational Proof of Secular Ethics, Stefan Molyneux makes an interesting claim about progress: If we look at the technological and economic progress of mankind, we see more or less a flat line for countless millennia, … Continue reading

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Fun With Topology

Have you heard this one? A man leaves his house, walks on mile due south, then another due west. On the western leg of his walk, he sees a bear in the distance. He then walks one mile due north … Continue reading

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Is It Moral for a Soldier to Kill?

It seems everyone, no matter how rational they are in some areas, has areas of thought that arrive from the id, only to be rationalized by the ego as “fact”. Here’s a quote on religion from Stefan Molyneux’s book Universally … Continue reading

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