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Genesis (agnostic variant)

Genesis (agnostic variant)

In the beginning was the word or it was quiet, or disquiet, or a singularity, or an infinite sequence of...

A bare bones typology of atheisms

A bare bones typology of atheisms

Fundamentalist atheism an ideology grounded in the belief that without doubt there exist no deities, by any definition that might...

Polemic: why argue for truth in fiction

Polemic: why argue for truth in fiction

Aristotle argued (according to notes from his lectures, later collated) that there are three distinct kinds of speech or literature. ...

A Sceptical method of inquiry

A Sceptical method of inquiry

Consider a question in the light of a conclusion, theory, or argument that seems right. The theory ought to be...

A theology of doubt

A theology of doubt

In general doubt’s my truth, and might be the only thing I don’t doubt (though I doubt I doubt enough,...

On fictional worlds of Philip K. Dick (excerpted from thesis)

On fictional worlds of Philip K. Dick (excerpted from thesis)

1. the political The principle that casts fiction as thought experiment or speculative example can be broadly applied. Whether physical,...

Unreliable narration in a possible worlds model for fiction

Unreliable narration in a possible worlds model for fiction

I define fiction by three rules concerning the sentences of a text (or propositions represented by these sentences): 1. Some...

On media bias

On media bias

It would be useful to have a set of broadly acceptable criteria for media bias so that it might be...

Why outrage is justified (and ‘harsher policy’ poll questionable)

Why outrage is justified (and ‘harsher policy’ poll questionable)

Two reasons we have right to feel outraged (even while culpable as citizens and ashamed). First, we cannot vote with...

from Golem’s inaugural lecture (Stanislaw Lem)

from Golem’s inaugural lecture (Stanislaw Lem)

‘you yourselves will of course continue to emulate Evolution, but only in the region of its later creations, by constructing...