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Jim Jeffries, Jordan Peterson and a Sophomoric Discussion About Cakes

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Progressives celebrated a long overdue win against the influential conservative intellectual Jordan Peterson after Comedy Central’s “controversial” comedian Jim Jeffries shut  Peterson down in debate. Vice Media has an accurate, helpful summary of the discussion:

On a June 19 episode of The Jim Jefferies Show, in which he was the focus of the profile, Peterson was asked if he thinks “making people bake a cake for a gay wedding” was a good idea.

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If You’re Happy and “Science” Knows It You Get to Live

Richard Dawkins ran into quite a bit of trouble after announcing that it would be ‘immoral’ not to abort an unborn child who had Downs Syndrome. “Dawkins-bashing” has become too easy to be very interesting; yet his comments bear a little more reflection because his prejudices are very common in our secular age.

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The Evidence for God: Morality

[Updated 02/02/15] Is Morality Objective? God and Moral Values God and Human Value Theism and the Rationality of Morality God and Moral Commands Conclusion

See also: Is the Moral Argument Unbelievable?

Jewish history records that Alexander Janneus had 800 of his enemies crucified at his palace while forcing them to watch the execution of their wives and children.

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Faith, Progress and Pinker’s Angels

How Violent Was the Past? The Violence of the Churches The Sins of the Crusaders Christians, Nazis and Communists How Safe Has Science Made the World?

In the second chapter of New Atheism: A Survival Guide I argue that:

Scientific progress could face severe practical obstacles.

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Science, History and the Myths of New Atheism

New Atheists seem wedded to a secularist myth, a “meta-narrative” for technophiles. For example Jerry Coyne recently reacted angrily to Ross Douthat’s critique of contemporary secularist thought:

 Douthat is wrong. The cracks are not in the edifice of secularism, but in the temples of faith.

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