What is Morality? – Fresh AiR – S02:E02:C01

Tonight marks the first chapter of our first multi-chapter episode. Over the coming weeks, we will be getting deep under the skin of Morality, covering what it is, various moral theories and systems of morality. What is Morality? Tonight’s podcast contains, but is not limited to: Simply put it is principles of right/wrong and good/bad…


COVID 19 – Fresh AiR Special

COVID 19 – The Pandemic Tonight we bring you the first Fresh AiR Special discussing the COVID 19 pandemic. We recorded this on the 1st of April and wanted to get it to you as soon as possible, so my apologies for this not being as polished as our usual podcasts. Our discussion included Our…


The Burden of Proof – Belief vs Claim – Court Room Analogy

I’ve had the “Burden of Proof” discussion many times recently, and a lot of it comes down to semantic issues with definitions of claim & belief, as well as the logic around propositions.

I hope to clear up some of the confusion with this article….


Bad Atheist Arguments – Vol: 01 – The Bible and Evidence

Having spent a lot of time in debate, I have heard a number of fallacies and awful arguments being made by both sides. Admittedly, some of these were from myself on occasion and I don’t doubt it will happen again. Given these awful arguments and in the interest of fairness I thought I would make…


Personhood – Fresh AiR – S02:E01

What is Personhood? What is personhood? How do we define it? Who or what does personhood apply to? Tune in to the podcast to find out more! Aspects of Personhood Life – intrinsic value Physical Feeling, from basic reactionary feeling to a variety of physical stations Awareness Memory Emotional Feeling Self Awareness Reasoning Skills (rational,…


Fresh AiR – Season 2 – Preseason!

Hello and welcome to the Fresh AiR Preseason! I’m Joe, also known as Davidian on Answers in Reason and I thought I would just walk you through what you can expect from Season 2, and inform you about our Patreon site. Season 2 is all about Ethics and Morality, covering topics like personhood, moral theories,…


Virtue Ethics: The Super-Man

So I’ve been challenged by our resident virtue ethicist to apply my learnings from our discussions and season 2 of our podcast (which is currently available on our Patreon, and will be released here soon) to consider the perfect human using virtue ethics. If you haven’t listened to the podcast or been following ArificialAgent’s “the…


Is nonbelief a belief? (hint: you might be surprised) – Conflated and Misunderstood Terms: Vol 8

“Nonbelief is a belief? Who knew…” – an often said sarcastic comment by many fellow atheists as a retort to theists calling atheism a religion or belief system. Whilst I agree atheism is not a religion, and that it is a polysemous word which has moved from the classical disbelief in the existence of gods…


Words are funny things!

Words are a funny thing.  They are necessary for advanced communication, but those very same words are the cause of miscommunication.  We can have entire conversations with each other, and sound like we’re talking to other, but actually be having two different conversations.  Often times people are so busy trying to ‘dispatch’ their ‘opponent’, and…


Political Philosophy; Introduction

Even though I have already published my first article in this series, I thought I owed my readers an introduction to political philosophy in order to get them well and interested. It is an important and weighty subject, after all, and it is important that we are all clear on what exactly we are talking…