Tag: isis

Coalition of Deciders: An attempt to objectively determine the quality of Values

Coalition of Deciders: An attempt to objectively determine the quality of Values

Congratulations! There has been a global revolution and you have been chosen to sit on the C.O.D committee (Coalition of Deciders). The committee’s task is to decide on a global ethic and system of morality for all of Humanity. In order to take on this […]

Investigating the Moral Landscape: Knowledge systems, authority and a better way forward?

Investigating the Moral Landscape: Knowledge systems, authority and a better way forward?

Watch the above TED Talk by Sam Harris titled, “Science can answer moral questions” and consider the following:  Summarize his thesis in 1-3 sentences What are the strengths of Harris’ argument? What are the weaknesses of Harris’ argument? Ok, so lets say you agree with […]

The Red Scare and Fear as Control

The Red Scare and Fear as Control

Fear is indeed a tool of political control.  The question is the degree to which the marketing of fear and subsequent exploitation is purposeful. There are some very famous examples of purposeful exploitation of fear for political control and personal gain.  I’m sure Hitler comes […]

What to do about ISIS?

What to do about ISIS?

ISIS is horrible. Evil. Terrible and Destructive.  But no one debates this fact. What they do debate is what to do about it?  Will putting troops on the ground and initiating a massive offensive against the group and the land they hold be akin to […]

ISIS, ISLAM and Atheism … How to nurture tolerance in the face of Intolerable Ideas?

ISIS, ISLAM and Atheism … How to nurture tolerance in the face of Intolerable Ideas?

ISIS is horrible. The Islamic State is horribly intolerant, violent, and oppressive. There is no doubting this unless you are a fellow Islamic extremist. Read this EXCELLENT primer on ISIS by Graeme Wood from The Atlantic (world’s greatest magazine) below: http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/ Further Interesting and relevant […]