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Meta Ethics: Toward a Universal Ethics — How Science & Reason Can Give Us Objective Moral Truths Without God Gary J. Whittenberger Skeptic

Read More Skeptic Ever since the Enlightenment philosopher David Hume outlined the “Is-Ought” problem—that we cannot derive an ought from an is, or we cannot determine the way something ought to be morally based on the way things are in nature (the classic example being slavery—because ants practice slavery that doesn’t make it natural and …

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Saleem Ali — Earthly Order: How Natural Laws Define Human Life Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic Shermer and Ali discuss: • the search for structure in nature • order and randomness • economic laws • natural laws • natural orders: molecular, quantum, crystals, carbonic, nuclear, magnetic • hydrological, organismic, Gaia and Medea • reductionism and holism • Islamic economics • the origin of wealth • Is there an …

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OPEN DISCUSSION OCTOBER 2022 Moderator Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science This thread has been created for thoughtful, rational discussion on subjects for which there are not currently any dedicated threads. Please note that our Comment Policy applies as usual. There is a link to this at the foot of the page. If you would like to …

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Richard Reeves — Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic Shermer and Reeves discuss: comparison method: U.S. vs. other WERID countries • education • work/labor market • family • marriage • Divorce/custody/spousal support/child support • intersectionality I: Black boys and men vs. White boys and men • intersectionality II: poor boys and men vs. middle class/upper class boys and men • What …

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Seeds of Freethought Sprouting Around the World Jeff Dellinger Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science From the Richard Dawkins Foundation Newsletter. Subscribe here. Hello! If the study of evolution teaches us anything, it’s that change takes time. Whether it’s the natural evolution of flight or human-made technological advances, it’s a long, complex process that comes from an accumulation of small things, rather …

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Neil deGrasse Tyson — Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization Skeptic Skeptic

Read More Skeptic Shermer and Tyson discuss: why he decided to write about social, cultural, and political issues now • conflict and resolution in science and society • moral progress in society and why it happens • meatarians and vegetarians • race and gender • law and order • the principle of interchangeable perspectives • …

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CFI: Secular Rescue – Saving Freedom, Saving Lives Moderator Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science

Read More Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science Supporter, “I’m just waiting for my physical death. I have no one to help me.” This was the plea to Secular Rescue from an ex-Muslim journalist, rights activist, and founder of a civil society group in Afghanistan. When I first learned about this case, Pasoon [an …

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