In this presentation, delivered on April 22, 2016 at the Center for Inquiry in Amherst, NY, Beyerstein explores how GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s success reflects our post-factual political era, and what we can do to resist the deluge of misinformation. Beyerstein explores Trump’s relationship with the truth through the lens of philosopher Harry Frankfurt’s classic paper “On Bullshit,” in which he argues that the hallmark of bullshit is an indifference to the truth.
The first-ever Nashville Nones Convention drew about 300 people.
Religious beliefs tell us little to nothing about someone’s ability to be president.
It would be difficult to overstate the political impact of the recent passing of Antonin Scalia, who was undoubtedly the most colorful and outspoken conservative justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. The effort to fill the vacancy created by his departure may very well dominate the next year in American politics, a year in which tensions are already at fever pitch because it’s an election year, and a tumultuous one at that.
In Swedish classrooms, religion is often associated with an obsolete time when people just didn’t know better — as if religion used to serve a purpose but there is no need for it in the modern world. This is the conclusion of a doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg that explores how teachers and students talk about religion and worldviews within the framework of non-confessional integrative Religious Education in upper-secondary classrooms.
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