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.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
* A campus free America likely to be a disaster.
* Secularists share the blame for the perceived threat of secularism.
* The Vagina Ideologues...
* TED and corporate interests.
* On the various meanings of "materialism."
* Is taste a context-dependent experience?
* What's the point of nihilism if...
* The rhetoric of "soon-to-haves."
* Nice article in Nature on epigenetics and evolution. Yours truly got cited...
* What a surprise, there is a climate denialism conspiracy.
* Why is vaccine rejectionism so appealing?
* Homer Simpson as philosopher.
* Science's masters or science's slaves?
* A new onslaught of imaginary mental diseases?
* The difference between the Ivory Tower and the Tower of Gold.
* Religious exemptions for piety and for profit...
* Critics of government money are glad to receive it, of course.