Is altruism really good for you?

August 14th, 2022


Altruism benefits the giver as well as the recipient, and religious beliefs and practices tend to promote altruism. But there are better and worse forms of altruism.

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Can humans be reduced to atoms and electro-chemical processes?

August 4th, 2022

Diagram of brain

An article by a prominent neuroscience researcher argues against a materialistic approach to brain and mind. What can we learn from him?

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The universe – stranger than we could imagine

July 21st, 2022

Carina nebula

The more we learn about our universe, and the forces and particles that form it, the more weird it seems.

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If there’s a God, what next?

June 27th, 2022

Women reading map

What difference would it make if you came to believe God exists? What would you do differently?

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Proofs of God: surprisingly, lots of people aren’t interested!?

June 14th, 2022

Not interested

Why do people believe or disbelieve in God? Do they have good reasons for their conclusions? I think I can see some trends in the way both believers and non-believers think about God. Working out how to respond is exercising my mind. See what you think. The ups and downs of theistic arguments When I […]

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People are precious?

June 6th, 2022


People matter more than things, we sometimes say. But do we matter more than animals? Our laws say so. What can we learn from this?

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A challenge to materialism?

May 28th, 2022

Dr Bernardo Kastrup

There are many things about humans which are hard to explain. Consciousness is one. When we try to explain it we end up in interesting places.

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Quick update

May 27th, 2022

Just to tidy up loose ends, I need to report that my political involvement was ultimately unsuccessful. The local candidate I supported was not elected, but received the third highest number of votes out of seven candidates. Despite her being a great candidate with all the skills needed to be an excellent parliamentarian, this outcome […]

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April 29th, 2022

Steele squad

You may have noticed that I haven’t blogged lately. But I have been super busy. For the first time in my life I have become politically involved. I have come to the conclusion that the present government of Australia must be changed for the sake of our country. Australia is one of the worst countries […]

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God: how much do we know?

March 7th, 2022

World religions

People ask all sorts of questions about God, but what can we base answers on? I think God has given us enough information.

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A list of all blog posts, in reverse chronological order, is on the Blog archive page.