Continuing the controversial discussion on Evolution vs. Intelligent Design, I am reviewing a book by the director of the Biologic Institute, Douglas Axe: Undeniable.
Dr. Axe’s book tries to frame the Evol vs. ID debate in terms of “common science” — that is, in concepts that any layperson can understand. Too many scientists like Richard Dawkins try to frame modern science as a practice fit only for the elite, as it increasingly depends on concepts too advanced for the common man to comprehend. This trust is not ‘blind’, people like Dawkins may claim, because scientists have credentials which justify any and all of their findings…no matter how incredulous these findings may seem to the rest of us. Continue reading
Controversy! Who doesn’t love a good controversy?
One of our best modern controversies is Evolution vs. Intelligent Design. Now, if you were raised in public school like me, the answer should be immediately clear to anyone with half a brain: evolution. Continue reading
Several reviewers on YouTube were raving about Made in Abyss being the ‘Anime of The Year’ and all that, so I figured I’d check it out.
My thoughts? MiA has great visuals and music, and the main characters are pretty darn cute. But mostly it feels like Hunter X Hunter fanfiction which doesn’t live up to the hype. Continue reading
I just love stumbling upon tidbits like these! It’s so neat to see the inspirations artists take from classic material, and reincarnate old concepts in an eerily familiar, yet entirely new form.
Now, I have known for a while that WoW draws on ideas from the Cthulhu Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft, but I had no idea how far they’d went with it! Continue reading
If “the fundamental principles of right conduct” are not mere legalities, enactment, or custom, then they must be objective, for the obvious reason that if the standard for right conduct is subjective, then no such standard exists, not being a fundamental principle. Morality not only is not subjective, it cannot be subjective, because a subjective fundamental principle is both an oxymoron and an actual contradiction in terms.
One cannot be both a cultural relativist and a revolutionary. The revolutionary proposes changing the culture. A cultural relativist can never propose such a change. What standard could be used? A cultural relativist, were he honest, would hold his own culture to the same standards as a foreign culture, and say that our laws, traditions, and customs cannot be changed or criticized.
—John C. Wright
Moral Relativism is merely a circular argument made in a vain attempt to escape one’s own conscience. Continue reading