- Peter Boghossian vs Tim McGrew – YouTube
- Here’s an “Unbelievable” show in which Boghossian (“A Manual For Creating Atheists”) talks to Tim McGrew, who’s reasonably well known for his arguments in favour of belief in miracles. I’ve linked to a set of comments from “MrShamuto” where he undertakes more or less the process Boghossian describes in the books, of Socratic dialogue with “AdeToz”, a Christian. It is long and occasionally interrupted by other people who are bonkers, but it’s interesting to see Boghossian’s stuff in action.
(tags: street-epistemology epistemology peter-boghossian tim-mcgrew philosophy evidence unbelievable premier christian radio socratic)
- W00tstock 5.0 – George RR Martin vs. Paul and Storm – YouTube
- The singers of “Write like the Wind, George RR Martin” get a surprise.
(tags: game-of-thrones grrm george-rr-martin funny video wootstock)
- List of testimonies from people who just know their religion is true
- amymea, writing in the ex-Mormon Reddit, takes to task someone who argues that the “testimony of the spirit” is good evidence that Mormonism is true, by listing a bunch of other people who had strong feelings upon reading their own religious texts.
(tags: mormonism reddit feelings faith religion evidence)
- Advanced Trolley Problems
(tags: philosophy funny comic ethics trolley-problem)
- What I’ve Learned About Female Desire From Reading
- Mallory Ortberg is fun. “100% of women want to have sex with a man who embodies the fox version of Robin Hood from the cartoon Robin Hood, but most do not actually want to have sex with a fox or a man dressed as one.”
(tags: mallory-ortberg funny reading sex desire books)
- Not Everyone Is Beautiful | Mindless Productivity
- “It builds the self-esteem, makes people feel valued, and spreads joy and happiness across the internet. It’s also bullshit.”
(tags: beauty society)
- The Best Of The Queen Vs. “Game Of Thrones”
- Best one: Windsor is coming.
(tags: game-of-thrones queen uk royalty)
- Tony Blair, dread creature of the forbidden swamp | Idiot Joy Showland
- Author does not like Blair very much.
(tags: funny horror tony-blair politics)
- ▶ Game of Thrones Theme – Swamp Donkeys at BB King’s – YouTube
- Awesome. Via Andy at Lindy.
(tags: music game-of-thrones swing new-orleans)
- Things That Sometimes Help If You Have Depression | Slate Star Codex
- Scott continues to write excellent stuff, this time about depression.
(tags: depression psychology psychiatry antidepressants)
- Are you paid to look busy?
- Do people with useless jobs secretly resent those with useful ones?
(tags: jobs money management work employment)
- Interview with the Game of Thrones linguist
- There are a few Easter eggs in the Valyrian stuff. Fun.
(tags: television game-of-thrones language)
- What’s the evidence on using rational argument to change people’s minds? : May 2014 : Contributoria – community funded, collaborative journalism
- Are we rational or rationalising? Depends on the context.
(tags: psychology bias rationality argument persuasion logic)