I’ve long been interested in linking to discussions I’ve taken place in which I thought were particularly insightful, whether they take place here or otherwise. I used to do this within my weekly link roundups. Though now, as the amount of these discussions went up, I’ve decided it better to take them out and into a roundup of their own. Thus, the “Discussion Roundup” series.
This particular roundup covers all my discussions over the previous week — 89 additional comments here, and many more offsite.
On This Site
On “A-Unicornism and the True Definition of Atheism”, commenter Michael Ross and I continue our everything-goes debate on Christianity and atheism.
On “The Constitutionality of ObamaCare: Background”, I defend why the country needs a Constitution in the first place.
Also, the perennial conversation at “Continuing Comments on Randomness and Naturalism” continues, this time with more quantum mechanics, but verging into discussion on the Kalam Cosmological Argument, actual infinities, and solipsism.
Over at The Warfare is Mental’s “Is It Moral to Kill Iranian Nuclear Scientists?” I answer the titular question and defend utilitarianism a bit.
Also, on “How Would You Define a Miracle? Redux” I discuss a bit more about what I could buy as a miracle.
My essay “Is Naturalism Bleak and Hopeless?” has been featured in Reddit’s r/atheism FAQ on the topic “If God doesn’t exist, then what is the purpose of life?”. Wow. I feel popular.
I added Peter Singer’s essay “The Triviality of the Debate Over ‘Is-Ought’ and the Definition of ‘Moral’” to “The Morality Series Companion Reader”.
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