Tag Archives: Philosophy

No, no I’m not a rationalist

A continued popular thread around the internet is the self-declared righteousness of so-called rationalists: that is, people who believe that everything in the universe and outside of it can be explained only by empirical observation that accumulates facts that then, … Continue reading

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The history of libertarian patriotism

The fourth verse of The Star Spangled Banner, circa 1814 by Francis Scott Key: Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land … Continue reading

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Meat and potatoes Christianity

A repost on Internet Monk from the late Michael Spencer on why he was not a fundamentalist Christian and some heavy duty Christian philosophy for the rest of us to chew on. If you’re not reading this weblog, you should … Continue reading

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Irreducible complexity

It is the height of either arrogance or stupidity to reduce any idea below its point of natural complexity in order to cast someone else as lacking intellect because of a disagreement over philosophy or practice. I grant that there … Continue reading

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It’s all in your head (via xkcd, one of my favorite online comics): Sure, there are practical limits to what we can do, especially when our actions affect others or when they require great amounts of effort, but almost everything … Continue reading

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