Recently, much attention has been drawn to several methodologically vacant papers in molecular and cellular biochemistry. They were all written by the same author, Dr. Yan Zin, and argue for the ap…
Areo"None of us accepts "but everybody does it!" as a valid excuse for bad behavior when our children make it in elementary school. We’re not accepting it from academics." - @ConceptualJames & @HPluckrose
3:45 Armin’s upbringing in Iran
9:05 Armin’s fear of hell and how it drove him to attempt suicide
18:29 How seriously do people generally take religion?
21:32 Sex and religion
Areo"A new episode of #TwoForTea, the @areomagazine podcast, is out, for your listening pleasure. This week, @ArminNavabi and @IonaItalia discuss the struggle against theocracy in Iran. We talk about the relevant Iranian history & politics in detail."
An earnest and moving essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books about the alt right in Mauritius is sadly plagued by lazy factual errors that undermine its intellectual integrity, and irresponsibly …
Areo"An earnest and moving essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books about the alt right in Mauritius is sadly plagued by lazy factual errors that undermine its intellectual integrity..." argues @jondavidchurch
On Thursday the second of May Facebook drew a line in the sand, banning from their platforms people who purvey ideas they deem dangerous. Being purged from Facebook and Instagram (owned by Facebook…
Areo"The excommunication of those with heterodox views has occurred before. History cautions against lauding the gatekeepers—in this instance, Facebook itself—who respond with censorship" argues @LexiOHudson
To look at a thing is very different from seeing a thing. One does not see anything until one sees its beauty. Then, and then only, does it come into existence.—Oscar Wilde One of the most pernicio…
Areo"If it’s now morally good to look for ugliness, what hope do we have that seeing with goodness can make a comeback? How can we see beauty, if we never look for it?" asks Marilyn Simon (@mersimon)
When I was eighteen years old, I went to a party with some of my political friends. Despite being a leftist, I mostly hung out with conservative-leaning people during my undergraduate years, becaus…
AreoIn his review of @BenBurgis upcoming book, @MattPolProf explains the importance of logical argumentation "as a collective search for truth rather than an attempt to reduce opponents to quivering piles of urine and soiled garments."
In my forthcoming book Give Them An Argument: Logic for the Left, I make the case that we leftists should spend more time formulating explicit arguments for our positions. Too many people on my sid…
AreoIn anticipation of his forthcoming book, @BenBurgis makes the case that his fellow leftists should spend more time formulating explicit arguments for their positions than responding to right-wing ideas with mockery or moral condemnation.