Philosophy

Are These Strange Star Signals Evidence of Alien Intelligence?

Are These Strange Star Signals Evidence of Alien Intelligence?

A pair of astronomers seem to think so. 

There’s No Moral Difference Between a Wall and a Migrant Visa

There’s No Moral Difference Between a Wall and a Migrant Visa

If, as most Americans believe, a border fence is not justified, then neither is the current system of visa policies.

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A professor argues that it broadens our understanding of the present.

The ‘Feel Good’ Approach is Not Working for Churches
Can We Restore Dignity to Our Degraded Times?

Can We Restore Dignity to Our Degraded Times?

It seems clear to me that both presidential candidates have committed grave wrongs in their treatment of women.

Being Moral Means You Can Never Do Enough

Being Moral Means You Can Never Do Enough

Philosophers refer to versions of this concern as the ‘demandingness objection’. Its advocates claim that a moral theory that would ask so much.

What’s Wrong with Civics Education Today (When It Actually Happens)

What’s Wrong with Civics Education Today (When It Actually Happens)

John King is advocating for more civics education. But are his reasons for it flawed?

Maybe Liberals Are Just Better Utilitarians

Maybe Liberals Are Just Better Utilitarians

Actually, conservatism and liberalism share the same narrative. 

C.S. Lewis: 3 Reasons Why Students Should Read Old Books

C.S. Lewis: 3 Reasons Why Students Should Read Old Books

"We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books."

Should Life Be Happy or Meaningful?

Should Life Be Happy or Meaningful?

What makes for a good life? We all strive for happiness, but does that do the trick?

Argument: The Christian God Doesn’t Seem Like Such a Good Father

Argument: The Christian God Doesn’t Seem Like Such a Good Father

The way some Christians explain it, God seems like a horrible parent.

Why We’re So Afraid

Why We’re So Afraid

According to a recent Rolling Stone article, we're living in the age of fear.

10 Things Americans Fear More Than Anything Else

10 Things Americans Fear More Than Anything Else

Fear of government topped the list. Can you guess what didn’t make the cut?

Why Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Call it ‘Marriage Equality’

Why Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Call it ‘Marriage Equality’

Cloudy and ambiguous language can be ethically perilous.

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Death of Human Dignity

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Death of Human Dignity

If you’re looking for evidence that respect for human dignity is gone, look no further than the 2016 election cycle.

Holocaust Survivor Warns How Societies Make Monsters

Holocaust Survivor Warns How Societies Make Monsters

"When we present man as an automaton of reflexes, as a mind-machine... we feed the nihilism to which modern man is, in any case, prone."

What Meditation Can Do For Your Brain

What Meditation Can Do For Your Brain

New research suggests it can thicken parts of your gray matter in some key areas.

Princeton Prof: Why it’s Dangerous to Overlook the Past

Princeton Prof: Why it’s Dangerous to Overlook the Past

“I know that there are people who tell us contemptuously that always there are croakers who look always to the past...."

Why Fairy Tales Are So Dangerous

Why Fairy Tales Are So Dangerous

A Christian writer's response to Richard Dawkins.

What America’s First Student-Led Rebellion Looked Like

What America’s First Student-Led Rebellion Looked Like

It was highly effective—and looked nothing like today’s campus protests.

Hormonal Contraception Linked to Depression, Study Finds

Hormonal Contraception Linked to Depression, Study Finds

A huge study finds that users face higher risks to their mental health.

In Defense of Potty-Mouthed Millennials

In Defense of Potty-Mouthed Millennials

A new study shows that millennials love dropping ‘the occasional F bomb’ at work. 

A Desire to Fit In is the Root of Almost All Wrongdoing

A Desire to Fit In is the Root of Almost All Wrongdoing

Some of history’s greatest philosophers say wrongdoing tends to be motivated by self-interest. But they are wrong.

Why Lepanto Still Matters

Why Lepanto Still Matters

Today marks the 445th anniversary of Christendom’s pivotal victory over the Ottoman Empire.

Why Freedom Without Virtue is a Dangerous Thing

Why Freedom Without Virtue is a Dangerous Thing

Therefore it’s a tragedy for both individual freedom and the common good that the word “virtue” has been banished from our vocabulary.

Are Women the Biggest Losers in the ‘Selfie Culture’?

Are Women the Biggest Losers in the ‘Selfie Culture’?

A recently published study revealed that young women have experienced an alarming uptick in self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and poor mental health.

How Your Name Can Predict How You’ll Vote
If 'Hell' Exists, What Does It Mean for God?

If 'Hell' Exists, What Does It Mean for God?

A weakness in the typical Christian doctrine of Hell? 

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