Tagged: tradition

A victory for secular ethics - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 25, 2010

I have been following a small controversy which has raged this year in New South Wales. It involves the teaching of ethics in school classes. Well, a bit more complicated than that (why should anyone oppose the teaching of ethics). … Continue reading → … Read More

The joys of eBook readers — the Sony PRS-650 Touch - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 22, 2010

Well, I finally succumbed and got myself an eBook Reader. I am certainly not one of those who take up new technology early. Mind you, eBook Readers have been in New Zealand only since last May, so I do feel … Continue reading → … Read More

The human mind — a history - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 01, 2010

Book Review: The Evolution of the Human Mind: From Supernaturalism to Naturalism – An Anthropological Perspective by Robert L Carneiro Price: US$95.00, (paperback US$39.95); NZ$172.00 Hardcover: 506 pages Publisher: Eliot Werner Publications (July 23, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0979773113 ISBN-13: … Continue reading → … Read More

Attitudes will change. Life will get better - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 14, 2010

This video needs to be seen by everyone. It’s important Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns reaches out to GLBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax96cghOnY4&feat…, posted with vodpod Thanks to PZ Myers: You can’t … Continue reading → … Read More

Treating statistics sensibly - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 30, 2010

People love to quote statistical studies to support their claims. And often its just a matter of confirmation bias. The statistical studies may not provide the support required – or may suffer from all sorts of flaws. We see a … Continue reading → … Read More

Can science answer moral questions? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 25, 2010

Here’s a great TED talk by Sam Harris. He is well known for his best selling books The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason and its follow-up Letter to a Christian Nation. But he has recently been researching the neuroscience of morality and ethics. Sam has a a degree in [...] … Read More

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