Humans are not an end, but a beginning. They need not fear imaginary gods, but need instead to create minds more powerful than the gods.
The scientific winds are blowing against these ancient beliefs. So while immortality is logically possible, it’s easy enough to see it isn’t plausible.
Death is one of the worst fates that can befall us, despite the consolations offered by the deathists – the lovers of death.
The arguments for the pro-life position are seriously deficient, while the opposing arguments are philosophically robust.
Recent trends reveal that the USA is becoming more authoritarian, totalitarian, and fascist. The very survival of the republic is now in doubt.
Philosophical thinking protects us against unsupported ideology, unjustified authority, unfounded beliefs, and questionable cultural values.
There is simply no way to understand anything about ourselves without understanding evolution – not our bodies, our behaviors, or our beliefs.
The view that abortion is, with rare exceptions, seriously immoral has received little support in the recent philosophical literature.
The main problem with any religious answer to the question of the meaning of life is that, in general, religious beliefs are probably false.
The pro-life arguments fail, primarily because the fetus satisfies few if any of the necessary and sufficient conditions for personhood.
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