The Best Way to Win an Academic Argument

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Lesser of Two Evils? When you study ethics or moral philosophy in the typical US or UK philosophy department, one of the first things you...

Does the Quran Really Condemn Homosexuality? The Kugle Smackdown

Many of us have heard the silly claim that the account of Qawm Lut in the Quran is not about same sex behavior --...

Why ISIS is Not Islamic

The criteria that certain commentators use to insist on calling ISIS "Islamic" would also render the khawarij "Islamic." The same thing that made the...

Less “Critical Thinking,” More Rote Memorization

Modern cognitive scientists have realized that much of human intelligence is tied to memory. Their research is mostly in terms of "working memory," or...

The Cheap “Lack of Nuance” Dismissal

A Tip for Students The laziest way to attack an argument is to claim that the argument missed this or that nuance or that the...

The “Science” of Happiness

Positive psychology, self-help, the science of happiness. I recently watched a documentary called "Happy" about what brings people happiness and joy. The documentary interviewed many...

“Enlightened” Academic Discourse

It's kinda sad when the people who say they stand for an open discourse, free speech, academic inquiry, rational debate, etc., are the first...

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