What is it that we are most sure of? It’s a fundamental question, the object of philosophical analysis for millennia.
A New Year and a New Commitment to Eradicate Human Trafficking
Human exceptionalism holds that every one of us is inherently equal, in moral value, and properly, under the law.
But Why Do Biology Textbooks Retain Discredited Evolutionary Icons?
The “experts” who swoop in to assure schools that their textbooks are in no need of fixing present a psychological puzzle.
On Atheism and Morality, Study Confirms Voltaire?
Of the various questions raised in the theist/atheist debate, here’s one that has, I believe, occasioned more witless commentary than any other.
Shoddy Engineering or Intelligent Design? Case of the Mouse’s Eye
We often hear from Darwinians that the biological world is replete with examples of shoddy engineering, or, as they prefer to put it, bad design. One such case of really poor construction is the inverted retina of the vertebrate eye. As we all know, the retina of our eyes is configured all wrong because the cells that gather photons, the rod photoreceptors, are behind two other tissue layers. Light first strikes the ganglion cells and then passes by or through the bipolar cells before reaching the rod photoreceptors. Surely, a child could have arranged the system better — so they tell us. The problem with this story of supposed unintelligent design is that it is long on anthropomorphisms and short Read More ›