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[Video] Religion and Morality

In this presentation from 2006, Dr. Onkar Ghate presents a fascinating discussion on the relationship between religion and morality. He makes the case that the rise in religion is the result in the remnants of the American sense of life seeking some code of absolute moral values in the absence of such values in the secular culture. As Dr. Ghate says:

It [religion] is in large measure a quest by individuals who have been abandoned in a moral desert and think they see in religion an oasis.

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[Video] Creationism in Camouflage: The Intelligent Design Deception

Keith Lockitch presents a discussion of how the idea of intelligent design is simply a dressed up version of creationism. Even though intelligent design is often expressed in more formal, scientific sounding, language, it is not different in its essentials from the version of creationism based on a biblical version of geology, i.e., the world is only about 6000 years old and was created by some supernatural being. Dr. Lockitch says during the lecture:

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Podcasts for March 31, 2014

One drawback to being busy at work is I have been able neither to post much nor even to listen to the podcasts I like. Now that my schedule is evening out, I am able to fit them in again.

Philosophy in Action – This week Dr. Diana Hsieh talks about evolution’s ethical implications, body image, studying theology and more.

Peikoff.com: Episode 315 – This week Yaron Brook answers questions on Bitcoin, inflation from Quantitative Easing, China, and more.

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