Via PZ, Barry Duke at Freethinker reports that: The poison of shariah law which has begun infecting Britain is of considerable concern to many, not least British comedian Pat Condell, who posted an attack on this creeping Islamic threat on our legal system on YouTube. Condell, of course, does not mince his words, and his…Read More YouTube blocks Pat Condell's attack on sharia in Britain
Mark Rowlands has a new book out called Fame. I liked this sentence from the sumary he posted to Secular Philosophy: I try to show that our present day notion of fame and the extremes that accompany it are symptoms of a significant cultural change: the decline of Enlightenment ideas has seen individualism eclipse objectivism…Read More Fame!
It now looks pretty clear that Patrick Byrne was right all along about “naked shorts”.Read More Fall-out from the crisis
For those short-sighted people who think that this financial crisis is all about punishing fat cats on Wall Street, think again. Via the Leiter Reports Wachovia bank has frozen the accounts of nearly 1,000 colleges, leaving institutions unable to access billions of dollars they depend on for salaries, campus construction, and debt payments. The freeze,…Read More The financial crisis and your kid's education…
A group of Princeton economists look at the causes of the financial crisis, and what should be done about it. (And when!) (This is also available on iTunes U.) It looks as if the really urgent steps have already been taken – nationalizing Fannie, Freddie, and AIG – and we can afford to spend a…Read More Take an hour to understand what's going on