Archive for January, 2014

The Meaning of Good and Evil

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

AGW denier and generally right wing oriented contrarian Matt Briggs thinks atheists have a "problem" with evil[1], but I agree with commenter lucia’s first sentence: Matt, Your very first claim is nonesense: "Evil is a problem for atheists because, for them, it does not exist absolutely” Lucia bases this response on the claim to be an […]

Planet Hillary! How @AremDuplessis Fucked It Up

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The original was so much better than what he forced onto the NYT Magazine's Crazy Cover.

Syria peace talks: live - Telegraph

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Syria peace talks: live - Telegraph. This leaves me with more sympathy than I expected to have for the Syrian gov't position - specifically with regard to the need for the terms to explicitly disavow terrorist Wahabi elements in the opposition. And I am also puzzled by the exclusion of Iran when Saudis are included. […]


Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Kenan Malik starts the year with a preview of FIVE BOOKS TO ARGUE WITH. The best kind of book, to my mind, is the kind of book you can have an argument with. Not a book so wrong that I want to throw it across the room, but one that I disagree with and yet […]

Republicans Don't Believe In Evolution Anymore

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

The Atlantic asks and ThinkProgress answers Why (according to a recent Pew Research Insyitute poll) Republicans Don't Believe In Evolution Anymore. But I am more interested in what this means for the future.