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The Brief – The NonSequitur Court Proceedings: Part 1

Photo by Sora Shimazaki on Pexels.com Introduction The community requested me to make an analysis of the deposition of Kyle R. Curtis in regards to the civil lawsuit between Mr. Curtis and Steven McRae. Previously, I have done a similar breakdown on court documents filed by Mr. Curtis on Twitter. However, as the deposition is…


The Self – SciPhi 004

Tonight’s show was about ‘The Self’ and what makes us, us. We discussed a number of thought experiments and answered questions from the audience. We also played out some music but even though Dave and I could hear it, I am not sure it came through to everyone else. Even still, here are links to…


The Morality of Forced/Rejecting Vaccinations.

I’ve written a few articles about vaccinations from the scientific point of view but felt it was time to turn my attention to the morality of the topic; both from the angle of if it is a moral obligation to be vaccinated, and the morality of forcing vaccinations on people. What do we mean by…


Do Ridiculous Beliefs Deserve Ridicule? – SciPhi 003

We so commonly hear our fellow atheists say ‘Ridiculous Beliefs Deserve Ridicule’ but do they? How is that any different to victim-blaming someone for being robbed, raped, or anything else? How do we determine what is ridiculous? Who is the authority on what is ridiculous? What if someone perceives your beliefs as ridiculous as theirs,…


Atheists, Atheism, and Ambiguity

Introduction An argument that I often hear is that ‘lack of belief in God’ and ‘do not believe God exists’ are the same thing.  Or the argument that ‘Just because I do not believe Y does not mean that I believe X’.  I will say outright now that I tend to agree with this, with…


Belief: Don’t Believe, Lack of Belief, Absent of Belief – CMT Vol: 11

Language can be confusing. Words mean particular things and then because they have similar meanings to other words they take on those meanings and then words become so interchangeable it can be hard to know what people mean when they use these words/phrases. One of the common words that gets stretched so thin is belief….


Season Summary – Fresh AiR – S02:E06

What a great season we have had. We’ve discussed personhood, morality, moral theories, Nietzsche’s critique of morality, free will, a conversation about objective vs subjective morality, ethics in politics, etc. Season 2Season 1 Personhood Personhood was the characteristics that make us a person, and what that applied to. Aspects of Personhood Life – intrinsic valuePhysical…


Rockin’ Atheism Part 3: Atheism in Greek Antiquity

Introduction In the previous two parts of this series we covered why prescribing words for others does not work, and had a brief look at various definitions of atheism.  This part will cover, in brief, the history of atheism and atheists in Ancient Greece.  It is not uncommon for some atheists to argue that they…


Review of Godless Mom’s ‘7 Arguments for a Creator God’ – SciPhi – 002

Dave and Joe run through Godless Mom’s (aka Courtney Heard) article ‘7 Arguments for a Creator God’ noting there is a lot of common contemporary atheists statements in it. One of the common ones is ‘Atheism is only a lack of belief in God’ and ‘If you think it is anything more than you’re talking…


Reason in the Face of Public Opinion

As a site that promotes reason, we often find we are against popular public opinions. Even though we are atheists by one definition or another, it is often our fellow atheists we are trying to reason with. There are a lot of common opinions many people hold, and they seem to be ingrained within the…