Defining Atheism

There’s a nice new, short and to the point, video from Venaloid looking at the definitions of atheism and theism. Language often breaks down when discussing sensitive topics, in particular because the way we use words in conversation can drift over time and between groups. So a word may not mean quite the same thing […]

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Is Math Racist

I recently reviewed a document which as been circulating and generating much criticism. It’s called A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction – Dismantling Racism in Mathematics Instruction. It can be downloaded here, although few will dare to read it because it it is over eighty pages long. I became aware of it through a tweet […]

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The Role of Riddles

I came across this riddle and it got me thinking: First of all, the premise of a logic rave at “Learning Man” is just adorable. And I wished that more kids could be exposed to it. Then I realized all of the challenges. How would I teach this in a classroom? Clearly, I should outline […]

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Can God Lie?

I wanted to respectfully disagree with the content of this video from Venaloid: I want to disagree with the argument and I suppose in the process become God’s Advocate. (Rather than the Devil’s Advocate.) Not to say that I think god exists — spoiler: he doesn’t — but that arguments of this type aren’t entirely […]

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Cynical Theories: Review

When you come of age, you start to encounter deep and challenging philosophical questions; ones that don’t necessarily admit of simple straightforward answers. How do I prove I’m not in The Matrix or a Boltzmann Brain? How do I prove the Earth is round or that the moon landing wasn’t faked? If a tomato is […]

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