I will NOT be keeping this pace up…

Well, two days back and two new pages! Clearly, that’s an unsustainable rate, but hey, it feels good to be posting again. Today I have added another page on evolution, addressing selected specific creationist claims. Any claims that you would like me to add to the page, just let me know in the comments!

Oh, and apparently WordPress has changed something about the comments… they aren’t on by default on new pages. I have fixed that for yesterday’s page as well.

Thanks for reading, and as always, I welcome any questions, comments, or corrections!

Evolution

It has been a tough year, for reasons I’m not going to go into here, and that difficulty has kept me distracted from this website. Hopefully, I am now going to be able to resume posting. Regardless, I now have a new page added, this one a primer on evolution. For anyone that has had a college-level biology class, this will probably include nothing new; it is primarily targeted for creationists who think they understand evolution, but actually don’t. I expect that an upcoming post will probably be in an FAQ format, addressing common creationist misconceptions. As always, I welcome any comments or questions. Thank you for reading!

New Essay (Social Evolution: The Origins of Ethics)

While I am not making this a New Years resolution, I am planning to post more frequently this year than I did over the last couple of months. Today, I am continuing my exploration of ethics by posting an essay concerning social evolution. This is part of an ongoing series that explores ethics from an atheistic perspective. In this essay I develop some thought experiments concerning killing others and explore the implications of various possible rules for when one should kill as a case study in how ethics develop at a societal level.

Moreso than many of my other essays, I expect that readers of mine who are atheists will likely find no new ideas here. I plead patience from such readers, because the clear bafflement of theists who try to understand how an atheist could have ethics at all demands that these obvious-to-us ideas be explicitly stated.

As always, I welcome all comments, suggestions, questions, and challenges about these ideas. Thank you for reading!

New Essay: Intelligent Design

I have posted a new essay on Intelligent Design. This is a topic that has been hacked to death elsewhere on the internet, so I don’t know that my heart was really in the effort of making this essay a comprehensive rebuttal; hopefully it can nonetheless serve as a jumping-off point for discussion.

I am also considering reducing my targeted essay rate to once every two weeks rather than once per week. I’ll leave myself the freedom to post more often than that should inspiration strike, but I don’t think I have the time and energy to commit to once per week.

As always, I welcome comments, criticism, and suggestions. Enjoy!