- Phlegmatic – Interpreting the Olympic Opening Ceremony
- This is totally what it was about.
(tags: olympics funny)
- One True Morality
- Muflax attempts to come up with a classification for morality, as clearly no-one knows what we mean by “objective” or “subjective” in this context.
(tags: subjective objective muflax philosophy metaethics morality)
- Why yes, I have spent the past few days exploring the Catholic blogosphere
- “Atheists say that it’s not necessary to wear green clothing on Saturdays. And I see where they’re coming from. Wouldn’t it be really convenient to wake up on Saturday and not have to worry about digging through your dresser, looking for your one pair of good green pants? Wouldn’t it make life easier? … But here’s the secret that modern society has forgotten: there’s more to life than just being comfortable. True, it would be easy not to wear green clothing on Saturday.” A nice satire of a certain type of religious blogger.
(tags: yvain satire funny religion catholic)
- Prometheus (2012) – Calvinball Mythology and the Void of Meaning « Ruthless Culture
- Prometheus was crap because it was trying to be like real life where stuff just happens, rather than like a story. Perhaps.
(tags: sci-fi sf science-fiction narrative calvinball metanarrative prometheus entertainment myth film)
- Unspeakable Conversations – New York Times
- “He insists he doesn’t want to kill me. He simply thinks it would have been better, all things considered, to have given my parents the option of killing the baby I once was, and to let other parents kill similar babies as they come along and thereby avoid the suffering that comes with lives like mine and satisfy the reasonable preferences of parents for a different kind of child.” A disability rights lawyer meets Peter Singer.
(tags: infanticide euthanasia singer peter-singer ethics philosophy utilitarianism disability)