Archive for January, 2006

spiked-essays | Essay | The curious rise of anti-religious hysteria

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

In spiked-essays | Essay | The curious rise of anti-religious hysteria, Frank Furedi makes the "final point" that "Morality marketed by people who do not necessarily 'believe in such things' is unlikely to set the world on fire." It would be nice if this were true, but it is contradicted by many historical examples - […]

spiked-science | Article | The root of all anti-science?

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Now here is a much more sensible response to Dawkins. I haven't seen the shows (The Root of all Evil?), but I suspect from reading reviews that Dawkins went over the top by implying that the answer applied to religion is "yes". (Personally I do believe that if "evil" has any meaning, then religion is […]

spiked-culture | Article | Is religion the root of all evil?

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

A fuzzy-thinking response to Dawkins' absolute antitheism (in 'Spiked'). Author Neil Davenport says: "religion expresses kernels of humanism that sometimes appear progressive compared to contemporary thinking. For example, the major religions recognise that as humans are capable of making moral choices, we are fundamentally different from animals. How many secularists share such views today?" But […]

Dennett in The Chronicle

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

Daniel Dennett provides an article summarising ideas from his new book.

Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~

EdTechPost: Reports from the CETIS Vocabularies Project

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Scott Leslie comments on progress (or not) in the development of controlled vocabularies for paedagogical resources.

The Myth about Online Course Development

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

Stephen Downes comments on an Educause Review article

Wiki on a stick - Meta

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

I'll have to check whether I can really install this in "under ten minutes".

Light in the Darkness

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Light in the Darkness

Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~

Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~

Wil McCarthy's HACKING MATTER

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Wil McCarthy's HACKING MATTER

Philosophy Talk: The Blog: Self-Deception and the Problem with Religious Belief Formation

Monday, January 9th, 2006

Philosophy Talk: The Blog: Self-Deception and the Problem with Religious Belief Formation I have two comments on this posting. First, unlike Mr Van Leeuwen, although I probably qualify as an unbeliever, I am not threatened by the admonition that the communicant “who eats the bread and drinks the cup with an unbelieving heart eats and […]

Philosophy Talk: The Blog

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

Philosophy Talk: The Blog

DANGEROUS IDEAS

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER 2006