The Morality in the Real World podcast will return with Season 2 after Christmas.
Yet another update to the debates page. Christopher Hitchens still goin’ strong!
Google has a reading level filter under ‘Advanced Search.’ So you can now search for, say, “wave function collapse” and show results only at a ‘basic’ reading level.
As usual, Glenn Greenwald kicks serious ass on behalf of Wikileaks. Among the best 26 minutes of radio I’ve ever heard.
An excellent post series on Judea Pearl’s reduction of causality.
An interview with John Bickle about his book, Philosophy and Neuroscience: A Ruthlessly Reductive Account.
Newton TV, a TED-like site of science lectures and documentaries.
Video: Salman Khan on why Khan Academy is awesome. (He’s right.)
Philosophy Talk just became a free weekly podcast. But you have to, like, sign up for stuff or something.
You’ve seen Nick Bostrom’s page, right?
min.us is the simplest web gallery tool ever.
I wonder what it’s like to think and philosophize in Sign.
5 people who started religions just to get laid. I met one of the early members of The Family International here in L.A.
Just discovered: Darwin, God, and the Meaning of Life: How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Thought You Knew. Also, the same thing from the perspective of recent cognitive science: Paul Thagard’s The Brain and the Meaning of Life.
Logician Peter Smith blogs (part-way) through Penelope Maddy’s naturalistic classic, Second Philosophy: Introduction, Neo-Cartesian Skepticism, Hume’s Naturalism, Kant’s Transcendentalism, Maddy on logic.
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