Hardwired Principles?

Fascinating little snippet from Wired Science. The fundamental origin of our dearest beliefs is a centuries-old philosophical question: Do they reflect, as Kant claimed, deep and pure principles? Or, per Jeremy Bentham, are they elegantly rationalized cost-benefit analyses?   Neuroscientist Greg Berns of Emory University put this question to the test in a brain scanner. […]

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Racism that Goes Clean to the Bone

More, this time from Doug Wilson, on the gross incongruity between evolutionary theory and people's (right and good) sensibilities: Given the fact that human beings evolved from primates, as you asserted earlier, is there any a priori reason why a consistent evolutionist wouldn't cheerfully agree that one race of human beings could certainly be lower […]

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Ugley Vicar on crime, race and evolution

I've been thinking a lot again recently about the inconsistency of the New/Pop Atheists. So has John Richardson, the “Ugley Vicar”. Some excellent stuff here on how our obsession with evolution quickly falls away when it comes up against other cherished beliefs. Crime – its a 'black thing' And in case anyone seeks to construe this post […]

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