Question asked here Because they learn that subjectivity exists. Both categories are – if I should say this as a historian – relatively new. The preceding concept was one of the truth, the full truth versus any half truth of mistaken... Read More | Share it now!
Ein kurzer Zwischenruf gegen das angeblich so positive Engagement der Verschwörungstheoretiker
Das wäre schön, ist aber doch wohl am wenigsten der Fall. Verschwörungstheoretiker haben kein Interesse an irgendetwas, was ihnen selbst ein positives Engagement abverlangen könnte. Die Umweltzerstörung? – Verschwörungstheoretiker gehen über... Read More | Share it now!
What is the best answer to someone who says the universe is only 6,000 years old?
I had this problem more than once as a teacher of history with university students and there is one thing I found extremely effective: I ask them to contact the creationist author they admire the most, usually an expert who claims that he started as... Read More | Share it now!
Drei Tage in einer Facebook-Hass-Gruppe “vernunftorientierter Atheisten”
Was brachte mich auf diese Seite? Gar keine so abwegige Frage. Eine Rekalibrierung meiner politischen Koordinaten durch Facebook, nachdem ich mich mit mehr Spaß mit einem Facebook Freund unterhielt, der hier schon war? Vernunftorientiere... Read More | Share it now!
Three Days in a Facebook Hate Group of “Atheists Guided by Reason”
How did I get into this group? And where is it gone all of a sudden? It has left my Facebook stream of notifications – I did not receive a note that I have been excommunicated. The content is “no longer available”, as if Facebook has... Read More | Share it now!
The Regressive Left and its Own Brand of Racism | a brief provocation
The regressive left accuses the progressive left of being Islamophobic, racist and Eurocentric, to be culturally imperialistic and to have rejected multiculturalism out of purely elitist snobbishness. Objectively cultures may also just compete,... Read More | Share it now!
Fighting terrorism – we are making friends again
These are the present calls to register for the German Army and to get involved in the “global war on terrorism” — pictures taken at Gotha’s train station, 2015. “You will not extinguish the fires of the world with... Read More | Share it now!
Visual Diary: Vienna, Bratislava
Bratislava, 3 December 2015 Why did I leave? It was not to waste my time. If I knew that I am dying in two months, I would go see the world. I was actually dying, by not doing anything useful. ... Read More | Share it now!
Europe, a visual diary: Berlin
2015-11-23: Seen Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. She walked toward me and ask something in German. I told her that I do not speak any German, unfortunately. In broken English, she asked again: “what is these?” – I said,... Read More | Share it now!
Why I am already fed up with #Praying4Paris
All this #Praying4Paris is already getting on my nerves (just as the atheist counter memes, that we’d all be happier in a world without religious fanatics). What we are watching here is a massive production of wool that is immediately creeping into... Read More | Share it now!
Why I would not call myself a Humanist
In 1951, when asked specifically about humanism by Warren Allen Smith, American gay rights activist, writer and humanist, Bertrand Russell sent this letter. Smith was one of the signatories of the 1973 Humanist Manifesto II as well as the Humanist... Read More | Share it now!
Nonreligion at the #IAHR2015 – the Mega-Event of International Religious Studies
Friday 28. The last day of the IAHR 2015 Conference. This is the session guide, and this the Abstract Book of the XXI Quinquennial World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29,... Read More | Share it now!
“و مردگان ما همچنان به ما عشق می ورزند حتی در ما و از طریق ما می اندیشند” اگوست کنت در تابستان سال 2012 م پدرم در عین ناباوری پس از تحمل دو... Read More | Share it now!
The Socratic Method Applied to Faith
Preface In this document, I hope to engage you in a calm and rational discussion of what faith is and what kind of beliefs it fosters. Absolutley nothing in this text should be taken dogmatically. It’s an invitation for us to bring an open mind to... Read More | Share it now!
We are all trained to use more than one belief system
I know that this is mined territory but I assume that we are all wondrously competent to think in more than one mode and that all the time. The believer can tell me all kinds of things about her trust in God. If I ask her to let her two year old kid... Read More | Share it now!
my daily art work
Nimoy and not Nimoy
Why did I ask for all those #LLAP selfies? For a @gishwhes task as a tribute to Leonard. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/3NQZ5siINe — William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) August 9, 2015 Leonard Nimoy’s death last month is particularly sad news. He (or... Read More | Share it now!
Quora – stupid questions do exist
Quora a question-and-answer website where questions are created, answered, edited and organized by its community of users. The company was founded in June 2009, and the website was made available to the public on June 21, 2010. Quora aggregates... Read More | Share it now!
A brief introduction into the Yugoslav Wars responsibilities
During the last year or so, from time to time I was thinking about the bombing of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999 and nearby events in comparison to the other US-led interventions of the 21st century. It was likely the stories of the Middle... Read More | Share it now!
Philosophy in Figures (8): Reductionism
First published at: http://philosophy-in-figures.tumblr.com/ ... Read More | Share it now!