Opponents of euthanasia often pose the argument that it is better to allow a patient to die than it is to actively kill them. It is morally permissible for a physician to allow a patient to voluntarily stop eating and drinking or to sedate the
I want to take some time to look at the existential condition of the person who believes in God. I want to talk about how we humans construct our moral belief system, and why this makes us particularly disposed to religion. What is at stake
I have a problem with the way the debate about gay marriage pans out these days. My problem isn’t with people who say that homosexual couples should or should not have the right to marry, but rather the reasoning behind it. The discourse has devolved
A lot of people think they know what makes a terrorist. Among the common misconceptions are the ideas that religion causes terrorism, poverty or socioeconomic circumstances cause terrorism, political oppression causes terrorism, or that low education causes terrorism. None of these theories are empirically viable.
The idea that everything is composed of tiny indivisible particles is nothing new. The Greeks, Indians, and Muslims that predecessed us over a millenium ago all developed theories of atomism. The problem is that none of these theories, including the modern one, are logically possible.