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On Bullshit – Reasonable Talk


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.
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Atheists, non-religious talk morality, secular issues in Nashville


The first-ever Nashville Nones Convention drew about 300 people.
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Republicans should cut the God talk: Cal Thomas


Religious beliefs tell us little to nothing about someone’s ability to be president.
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How One Religion Normalizes Crazy Talk


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.
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Swedish teachers and students often talk about religion as something outdated and strange | EurekAlert! Science News


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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The Ethical Dilemma: How Do I Talk to My 9-Year-Old Niece About Atheism? – TheHumanist.com


Experiencing an ethical dilemma? Need advice from a humanist perspective? Send your questions to The Ethical Dilemma at dilemma@thehumanist.com (subject line: Ethical Dilemma). All inquiries are kept confidential. Afraid of Damaging Child’s Faith: I have two nieces and two nephews who have been spending a lot of time with me this summer. My oldest niece […]
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