Loren Miller's Blog – June 2013 Archive (2)

Daniel Dennett's Prediction - The Decline and Fall of Religion

Yet again, we have a case of a video which is too significant to just put up as one more snippet to watch.



There have been and are multiple conversations on Atheist Nexus regarding the rise of atheism and the fall of irrational belief.  Some of these discussions deal in anecdotal data; some with established studies and their results.  What Daniel Dennett has done here, for our benefit, is to pull a great deal of information together regarding both those parameters, what they are…

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Added by Loren Miller on June 20, 2013 at 9:54am — 5 Comments

Of Wardens and Caretakers ... and Gods...

Warden Henry Brubaker has seen Wakefield Prison as it is, from the inside. He initially entered Wakefield incognito, as an inmate, sufficiently schooled in its practices and usages not to be caught like an unaware first-timer. He comes forward after an incident with an enraged death-row prisoner and proceeds to attempt to do something the prison board never expected: to actually reform the prison.



His efforts meet resistance from all quarters. The prisoners figure he’s…

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Added by Loren Miller on June 18, 2013 at 9:15pm — 5 Comments

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