In 1850 in the Netherlands nearly everybody was a Christian. A century later, three out of four said they still were. But if you believe mathematicians Daniel Abrams and Haley Yaple and physicist Richard Wiener, in just one more century, … Continue Reading Religion May Become Extinct, Experts
There are some new statistical papers floating around that conclude that the more intelligent among us tend to be atheists. An equivalent, but more enjoyable, way of stating this is that dumber people tend to be theists. It must be … Continue Reading Do only the less intelligent write papers about theists being less intelligent?
Read Part I. Epistemic justification: internalism or externalism? 43% went with externalism, about 26% with internalism. It is impossible to write about this without sounding goofy or repetitive. Briefly, internalism means you know why you know something—and you know why … Continue Reading What Do Philosophers Believe? Survey: Part II
A New Name The “brights” are at it again. What is a “bright”? It is not, as is by now well known to contemporary thinkers, the opposite of a “dim”, a “dark”, or a “slavish, easily led idiot.” No. A … Continue Reading New Term For “Brights” Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins