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by Luke Muehlhauser on January 28, 2010 in News

I’ve begun logging my updates to 100+ Living Philosophers of Religion and Their Best Work.

The two biggest problems with the USA in one sentence:

Corporations have the rights of persons, but “enemy combatants” do not.

See Professor Pink’s Guide to Taking Philosophy Classes. Good advice for dealing with philosophy in general.

I added another paper to my Intelligent Design Bibliography. A paper from 1918.

Mike Licona, whom I interviewed in 2009, has scheduled several upcoming debates. But the really great news is that InterVarsity Press is going to publish his 600-page dissertation on the resurrection of Jesus.

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Justfinethanks January 28, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Unfortunately, Professor Pink’s guide offered no guidance on how to deal with the guy who needs to shut the fuck up.

“Today he was going on and on about how Plato’s cave shadows themselves represent the ideal foundation of Western philosophical thought,” said freshman Julia Wald moments after class let out Monday. “I have no idea what Plato’s ideal reality is, but I bet it doesn’t include know-it-all little shits.”

Wald added: “If he uses the word ‘dialectical’ one more time, I’m going to shove my copy of The Republic down his throat.”


Bill Maher January 29, 2010 at 6:03 am

Thank you. that made my day.


Reginald Selkirk January 29, 2010 at 7:11 am

Corporations have the rights of persons, but “enemy combatants” do not.

An interesting observation.


Chris Hallquist January 29, 2010 at 7:50 am

Luke, what are you really expecting from Licona’s dissertation? He co-authored a book with Gary Habermas a few years back, and it was highly derivative of Habermas and Craig’s earlier work. Similarly, going a bit further back, in ’89 or thereabouts Craig published a long-ish book on the resurrection, supposed to expand his original ’81 book, but it didn’t seem to effect the debate at all. I kinda suspect that everything apologists can say about this issue has already been said.


lukeprog January 29, 2010 at 7:57 am


It sounds to me like Licona is going to more thoroughly apply standard historical method to the resurrection of Jesus, he’s just going to twist it all the fuck up.


MKR January 29, 2010 at 8:58 am

Regarding the article from The Onion cited by Justfinethanks: I remember that article from when it first appeared. The odd thing about it for me is that the philosophy professor in it has the name of an actual philosophy professor with whom I went to graduate school; only he teaches at the University of Washington, not at Dartmouth. The fact is that dealing with the guy who needs to shut the fuck up is difficult even for instructors.


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