Category: Misc

The Brief – The NonSequitur Court Proceedings: Part 1

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 rather lengthy, a breakdown of this on Twitter would make it possibly very difficult to follow with a maximum of 280 characters per Tweet. Upon request, I was generously permitted to…


The McRae Virus

When getting involved with discussions, especially on twitter, I keep hearing the phrase ‘The McRae Virus’ – often when discussing definitions or logic. I find this a strange way to dismiss a logical argument that doesn’t fit one’s narrative. Before entering the world of internet debates and things, I thought that an atheist was someone who believed or claimed gods do not exist. When I joined the debating world on Facebook many years ago, I was ‘corrected’ by many fellow…


Our Patreon Page

As I am sure you are well aware if you have followed our blog over the years, we are a misfit bunch of internet folks that enjoy philosophy, science, and discussing beliefs. Over the years we got bored with having the same conversations and started writing articles about them to further conversations we were having and iron out our own thoughts on topics. We also started doing the FRESH AIR PODCAST! This has been super fun and allowed us authors…


Fresh AiR – Season 1 – A Different Lens

Hello, and welcome to Fresh AiR! – I’m Joe… Words you will have heard a few times if you have already started listening to season one. What is Fresh AiR? ‘Fresh AiR’ is a podcast, hosted by Joe, Martijn and Dave. It is part of Answers in Reason but hopes to bring a fresh perspective on a number of topics you might hear from the atheist community. Who are involved in Fresh AiR? The short answer is anyone that wants…


Objective / Subjective – Morals / Morality – Conflated and Misunderstood Terms – Volume 3

This article is to define and discuss objective and subjective, morals and morality. As with any article on AiR we don’t always agree. Where science is concerned and the evidence is irrefutable we of course accept and believe it to be true. When it is opinion or something philosophical we may have differences. As such I am glad we have a philosophy masters student in our midst. He has helped me bridge the gap between some ideas and misconceptions I…


A foetus is not a person, so abortion is morally permissible.

Abortion is a contentious issue in current times.  There are many arguments both for and against, and it is a topic guaranteed to raise both emotions and heated arguments among people.  One of the many arguments made to support the permissibility of abortion is that a foetus is not a ‘person’, and therefore morally permissible.  Does this argument hold up as support for the moral permissibility of abortion though? Before beginning a discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of this…


Silent Partners: Are you working with a local NGO that doesn’t exist?

As we deal with getting to the truth of matters here at www.answers-in-reason.com I would like to introduce you to my wife Najwa who is a fraud investigator amongst othr things. This article was released earlier this morning on a fraud investigation site called www.secondmarshmallow.org which can be accessed here if you want to check out more of the articles there. In this guest post, experienced global development finance professional Najwa Whistler describes her experience investigating ghost NGOs in a…


Is Value Entirely Subjective?

Is Value Entirely Subjective? When we speak of something’s value we speak of its ‘goodness’ (Crisp, 2016). Where does this ‘goodness’ come from though? Is something good only because an individual bestows goodness upon based upon their preference for it? In order to answer these kinds of questions we must explore the different kinds of value that something can hold, explore various value theories, and explore various questions about the value that various things can hold. It should become apparent…


Life and Death

Life, purpose and dealing with death If you are reading this, you might be alive. You might be a computer program, simulating my life to me. We never know. To me, cogito ergo sum, to you, not so much. I think, therefore I am. But I don’t know that you think, so you might not be. This applies to our entire environment. And should it be true that our entire environment, the way we perceive others and the universe, be…


Pro-Choice does not mean Pro-Abortion

Abortion is a very sensitive topic with a lot of high charged emotions flying about. If you remove the emotional element it is easy to see either sides point, but there are a few things that should be cleared up from either perspective. Pro-Choice does not mean Pro-Abortion There seems to be an attitude that those who are pro-choice are pro-abortion. Almost to the point where it is thought those that are pro-choice actively seek pregnancy just to have an…