Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Great Danger that is Creationism

What is it? What is the danger of those notions referred to as “Creationism” and “Intelligent Design”? What is it about these notions that drive some people, even many people in certain social circles, to veritable apoplexy – certainly an … Continue reading

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The Time Telescope

An inquiry into the logical structure of time travel, foreknowledge, future contingents and free will Fatalism and Free Will Determinism and fatalism are not quite the same, and there are different supposed versions of each. One version of fatalism is … Continue reading

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About Evil, Part 4

The previous installment in this ‘About Evil’ series noted how Maximilien Aue, the narrator of Littell’s The Kindly Ones, managed to deny that Untersturmführer Döll was properly to be regarded as evil, despite his participation in exterminations as a guard … Continue reading

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