Religion

Prof Explains What’s Wrong with Today’s ‘Critical Thinking’

Prof Explains What’s Wrong with Today’s ‘Critical Thinking’

Recent research suggests that neither teachers nor students really understand what critical thinking is.

Why a College Democrat Activist Left the Party

Why a College Democrat Activist Left the Party

It has to do with the great irony between the words and actions of the Democrat party.

Euthanasia Could Save Canada Millions in Healthcare Costs

Euthanasia Could Save Canada Millions in Healthcare Costs

“Medical assistance in dying" could save Canada as much as $138.8 million annually.

Hatred of Trump Reveals the Hatred Within

Hatred of Trump Reveals the Hatred Within

Those leading the boycott may be suffering from what one author calls the Othello Principle: “The eye sees what the mind looks for.”

No, Ayn Rand Did Not Want Us to Be Selfish

No, Ayn Rand Did Not Want Us to Be Selfish

Rand sold more than 30 million books. Atlas Shrugged has been ranked behind only the Bible as an influence on readers’ lives.

'Bad Things Happen For a Reason': Why People Might Want to Lose the Phrase

'Bad Things Happen For a Reason': Why People Might Want to Lose the Phrase

Many solutions to the problem of evil – called ‘theodicies’ – have been proposed.

Can the Nazis be Forgiven? Exploring the Complexities of Forgiveness

Can the Nazis be Forgiven? Exploring the Complexities of Forgiveness

The concept of forgiveness constitutes one of the most essential fundamentals of the human relationship with God, in the Judaic tradition.

‘On Bullshit’: A Text for the Times

‘On Bullshit’: A Text for the Times

Harry Frankfurt's minor classic sheds light on the Trump phenomenon.

The Human-Pig: Is C.S. Lewis’ 1944 Prediction Coming True?

The Human-Pig: Is C.S. Lewis’ 1944 Prediction Coming True?

Will our efforts to manipulate mankind through science only end in dehumanizing our own selves?

Camus and Sartre: How Communism Drove them Apart

Camus and Sartre: How Communism Drove them Apart

In 'The Rebel,' Camus declared for a peaceful socialism that would not resort to revolutionary violence. Sartre read the book with disgust.

‘This is Library!’: Watch a student trying to study rudely interrupt a mob of protestors

‘This is Library!’: Watch a student trying to study rudely interrupt a mob of protestors

What’s he doing trying to study? Didn’t he realize he’s at a university?

3 Must-Read Books on the West's Abandonment of Religion

3 Must-Read Books on the West's Abandonment of Religion

What happens when the religious beliefs that undergird a culture are pulled out from under it, as has happened in the West?

Odysseus' Voyage: What We Can Learn From Homer's Everyman

Odysseus' Voyage: What We Can Learn From Homer's Everyman

Odysseus serves as an image of homo viator. Man on a journey. Travelling man. Man on a quest.

What the Holes in the Fossil Record Can Tell Us

What the Holes in the Fossil Record Can Tell Us

Interpreting fossils that aren’t there comes with its own peculiar challenges, but the gaps that haunt the record also tell a story.

On Ben Franklin's Letter to an Atheist

On Ben Franklin's Letter to an Atheist

In a 1757 letter, Ben Franklin scolded a friend preparing to publish an atheist tract. But was Franklin's reason sound? 

How Ancient Greek Skepticism Can Thwart Internet Trolls

How Ancient Greek Skepticism Can Thwart Internet Trolls

Ancient Greek philosopher Pyrrho of Elis pioneered a philosophy that might come in handy when dealing with pesky internet Trolls. 

The Radical Skepticism of Impressionism

The Radical Skepticism of Impressionism

The paradox is this: All that is radical must be rooted. 

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person. 

The Mob Grows in Strength...

The Mob Grows in Strength...

The herd mentality. The susceptibility to propaganda. The philistine disdain for higher ideals.

Is There a Way to Stop America’s Minds from Closing?

Is There a Way to Stop America’s Minds from Closing?

If we want our children to have a better education than we had will we have to train our children to educate themselves?

Humans are Intensely Loyal to Groups that Haze Newcomers. Why?

Humans are Intensely Loyal to Groups that Haze Newcomers. Why?

Hazing practices have a deep history and cross-cultural universality.

Stem Cell Science Could Soon Make Sex Obsolete (or Largely Recreational)

Stem Cell Science Could Soon Make Sex Obsolete (or Largely Recreational)

Scientists are close to finding out how to create eggs and sperm in a Petri dish. 

The Intellectual Roots of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Intellectual Roots of Martin Luther King Jr.

Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.

Yearning for Good, Old-Fashioned Paganism

Yearning for Good, Old-Fashioned Paganism

Give me the dawn of the Greek golden age in philosophy and not the setting of reason’s sun in the gloom, doom and nihilism of postmodernism.

Nobody Knows Where the Word ‘Religion’ Comes From

Nobody Knows Where the Word ‘Religion’ Comes From

The etymology of the term is a mystery

When Warming Up a Car in Winter Becomes a Crime

When Warming Up a Car in Winter Becomes a Crime

A Michigan man's ticketing for warming up his car on a frigid day brings to mind something Bertrand Russell wrote on "petty power."

Philosopher: Chance is Baked into the Cake of Democracy

Philosopher: Chance is Baked into the Cake of Democracy

In a state devoted to upholding the principle of equality – as a democracy does – chance is the proper and only foundation of authority.

The Tortured Logic of the Gender Revolutionaries

The Tortured Logic of the Gender Revolutionaries

National Geographic is now trying its hand at gender theory.

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