About Rationally Speaking
Rationally Speaking is a blog maintained by Prof. Massimo Pigliucci, a philosopher at the City University of New York. The blog reflects the Enlightenment figure Marquis de Condorcet's idea of what a public intellectual (yes, we know, that's such a bad word) ought to be: someone who devotes himself to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them." You're welcome. Please notice that the contents of this blog can be reprinted under the standard Creative Commons license.
Monday, August 01, 2005
welcome to my new blog, about politics, science, religion, philosophy, and every other conceivable application of that most rare of human abilities -- critical thinking!
This thing started several years ago (August 2000, to be precise) as a monthly Internet column, published on my main web site as well as on dozens of other mirror sites across the globe. But the Internet changes, and the blogosphere is here now. So, starting today, just about five years after the beginning of the column, Rationally Speaking becomes a blog.
For those interested in my other writings, of course check out my main web site, as well as my regular columns on Skeptical Inquirer, Free Inquiry and Philosophy Now. You may also be interested in some of my books, like Tales of the Rational, or Denying Evolution. If you are curious about what I do for a living, go to my lab's site.
I'll be back soon with the first actual posting to get us started!