Monthly Archives: March 2012

Common Descent is Common Sense

In a way it is quite surprising that common descent (= evolution) was not historically seen as obvious, and is still rejected by a frightening percentage of Americans. Common descent is just common sense. We know that all higher animals … Continue reading

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Elves as evidence for theism

There have been exchanges between P.Z. Myers and Jerry Coyne on the question of what evidence, if any, would persuade them of the existence of God. It came to me recently that an excellent bit of evidence on the side … Continue reading

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Sustainability begins with a carbon tax

The title of this post is something I would like to see as a bumper sticker, a sign carried by Occupy protesters … an awareness shared by everyone who is paying attention to reality: SUSTAINABILITY BEGINS WITH A CARBON TAX … Continue reading

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Free Will

This post is partly an excuse for a shoutout to Eric MacDonald at Choice in Dying, which for most of its 15-month (so far) life has been the first blog I check each day. Eric writes with wonderful lucidity: highly … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to Dysangelist. The Greek word angelos means messenger, one who brings news. An evangelist brings good news; my neologism dysangelist means a bringer of bad news, and there is plenty of it. My goal is not to depress people … Continue reading

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