The origin of consciousness explained

Once you strip away the essentialist veneer from consciousness it becomes fairly easy to imagine a gradual natural process giving rise to it, particularly in a competitive environment like our biosphere where organisms needs to work harder than their neighbour to get food.

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Apparently We’re all Fish

I’ve known for a long time that humans are fish. Most people know the slightly less specific claim “There is No Such Thing as a Fish” (which has a wonderful podcast named after it.) The idea coming from cladistic taxonomy where the classification of species was redone with a focus on ancestry. (As opposed to […]

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Polite Canadian takes on Presuppositionalists

Without a doubt, the most irritating and frustrating conversation one can have about religion is one with a presuppositionalist. It’s the rather confusing assertion that a pre-requisite for all knowledge claims anywhere ever is a believe in god. It’s another example of apologetics as conversation stopper: you must explain to me how X is possible […]

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Way of the Mister – On Morality

Brian Keith Dalton, an ex-mormon who produces this satirical religious vlog “The Way of the Mister” (Which I believe is a parody of Ray Comfort’s web show “The Way of the Master”) has sidestepped his role as a comedy spoof artist and started getting deep into the philosophical weeds giving many food for thought. Over […]

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