This article was published in Argentina’s Cronista Comercial on April 29, 2010 dedicated to my student AB While the legal battles over the status of gay marriages continue to rage on newspaper covers and TV screens, it is probably important to remind ourselves what are the stakes in this discussion. At this time the debate […]
In the face of what is now being called “New Atheism” several authors–mostly among progressive religious communities–seem to have found a new strategy for defending what continues to be the unwitting defense of pietistic dogmatism: equate the new radicalized atheism with religious fundamentalism. One of the last salvoes fired by the progressive believers can be […]
There is a logical fallacy of the variety of the argumentum ad hominem which is often called argumentum ad hitlerum. It starts and stops with more or less these words addressed to the interlocutor: “you are a nazi”. I have been accused of being a nazi a few times and I have now adopted a […]
Last night I insulted somebody’s grandmother. Its not the first time I find myself in the unsavory position of feeling compelled to call into question the wisdom of my friend’s elders. Not too long ago, during what was mostly a polite dinner I was told that all my philosophical pretensions could hardly compete with the […]
It has been often argued that Israel as a Jewish state does not grounds its formulation of political identity on theological principles. One of the ways in which defender of the state go about doing this is showing that legal departures from the Halachic principles–Jewish religious jurisprudence based on testamental sources and Talmud–and that a […]
The turritopsis nutricula species of jellyfish may be the only animal in the world to have truly discovered the fountain of youth. Story: YAHOO story
Atheism, Dawkins, Science, Out Campaign.
The Indonesian clerical demand is to thwart expression of sexual identity–as they see it–whereas the French legislation attempts to preempt the suppression or rather repression of expressions of sexual identity.
ABC News reports on the engraving of biblical references on weapons used by the American military. ABC News Story
As CNN reports, the ACLU has initiated legal actions against the Patent and Trademark Office, Myriad Genetics and the University of Utah Research Foundation to cancel the grant of a patent for a pair of genes, which appear to be responsible for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Holding the patent means that the holder are […]