…like Kent Hovind

Perhaps the franchise of “Move like Michael Jackson” wasn’t as globalised as “Big Brother”, still I think few of you will have been completely unaware of its existence. What drove people to a contest where they would impersonate a deceased, had-been entertainer with this aspect that, at best, can be…

The Truth About Killing (Epilogue)

I’ve spend an entire series discussion what comes down to moral philosophy and ethics but no more. In this short epilogue I want to talk about the “theory” where I ‘stole’ the title for this series from. Some time back in 2005 an English journalist called Grub Smith made a…

The Truth About Killing(End)

In the fourth section of our series on killing we stacked the bill of a population of seven billion onto our ecology. Using logic first addressed by Malthus we demonstrated the undiminished validity of it today despite technological advances. We expanded these reasonings to other areas where shortages are threatening…

The Truth About Killing(4)

In the third section of our series on killing we discussed the relativity of morality when it comes to harm in a broader sense and killing in a narrow one. We have emphasized that this does not make morality utterly ambiguous or unknowable. It just means that in the scope…

The Truth About Killing(3)

In the second section of our series on killing we have expanded our principle of ‘do least harm’ to work from the individual level to the broad ecological level and social context. We elaborated on ‘harm’ and defined it to mean loss of ‘ability’ both for the individual as for…

The Truth About Killing(2)

In the first section of our series on killing we discussed that there is a logical need for a unified moral foundation to the (justified) killing in society. We hypothesized that ‘do least harm’ might be it. In this section we will discuss what the objections are to killing and…

The Truth About Killing(1)

Abstract: In this series we go exploring into ourselves for a moral theory of balancing the interests of living entities with each-other. At the heart of the problem lays the issue that ‘Thou shalt not kill’ and a live-and-let-live strategy can’t be upheld in reality which has resulted in numerous…

Symmetry

TIGER, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?        It was during a seasons finale of an otherwise forgettable episode of the increasingly forgettable series ‘Criminal Minds’ where I first encountered the song “As it seems”…

My name is LUCA

MyNameIsLuca My name is Luca, I’m your last universal common ancestor .. and I don’t exist. I’ve come to tell you that you don’t exist either, not like you think you do. I know this, because a very long time ago, I was you!              Let’s start…

YAAW

Yet another Atheist Website On this day, where the Christianized world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, nothing could be less appropriate then to start another atheist blog. It must be insult upon injury to have it refer to ‘Hailaga’ which is Proto-Nors for ‘Dedicated to the Gods’ and then…