September 2010

Over at Common Sense Atheism, Luke has posted an excellent commentary on the recent decision by several well-known philosophers (Keith Parsons and John Beversluis) to give up on the philosophy of religion: The problem is not that philosophy of religion has lower standards than other areas of philosophy do. The problem is that standards in…

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Quote of the day, from an epidemiologist writing to Andrew Sullivan: There is no such thing as “alternative medicine”, only “alternatives to medicine”. Once something has been proven efficacious, it simply becomes medicine. To which Kate commented, “Unless the insurance company says so.” The bloody US system rears its head again.

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