October 2008

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…

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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…

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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,…

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