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Happy Darwin Day!

Today we celebrate Darwin Day, a holiday that is dedicated to anthropology and meant to encourage appreciation of the natural sciences and the study of nature and of our origins. I decided that I’d like to share some verses from … Continue reading

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Happy Primate Pride Day

In recent years, Spanish-speaking atheist bloggers and activists invented a new holiday in order to raise awareness about Darwinian evolution via natural selection and to challenge the shame that religionists experience around our simian origins. In making the announcement, the Blog Sin … Continue reading

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The Pleasure-Aversion Faculty: An Introduction

Having explored the third leg of the Canon, and established some premises–most important among them the connection between the Canon and Darwin’s theory of evolution through natural selection–I’d like to explore another misunderstood aspect of the Canon. We teach that … Continue reading

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Anticipations: An Introduction

One of the least understood (and most difficult to understand and explain) concepts in Epicurean epistemology is the idea of anticipations, an innate and (most of us believe) pre-cognitive faculty that helps us to identify natural and necessary information within … Continue reading

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