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Stop Being Wrong: A Moral Imperative
C.S. Lewis wrote that "You would not call a man humane for ceasing to set mousetraps if he did so because he believed there were no mice in the house." Wrongbot points out that to behave ethically one must have correct beliefs as well as the right theory of normative ethics.
ethics  philosophy  rationality  morality  wrongbot  c.s.-lewis 
march 2011 by pw201
A review of 'The language of God' (Francis Collins)
Gert Korthof likes Collins's stuff on evolution, but thinks the Moral Law argument (which Collins acknowledges he got from C.S. Lewis) is terrible: "Collins fails to demonstrate

a. the failure of Darwinism to explain the Moral Law (true altruism)
b. the divine origin of the Moral Law
c. b follows from a "
creation  evolution  morality  religion  science  francis-collins  c.s.-lewis  altruism 
february 2010 by pw201
The Punchtape Letters
"My Dear Malware,

Thank you for your latest news. I agree that your bombarding of on-line programming sites with questions about “cascading style sheets” (whatever they may be) and “rounded corners” (as if anyone cared) will irritate and annoy a certain number (possibly even a large number) of programmers, but it seems a lot of effort to go to."
funny  programming  computers  c.s.-lewis  parody  screwtape  c++ 
december 2009 by pw201
Clive Staples Lewis: if he hadn't been a Christian
An alternate history: what might happened to St Jack if he had not become a Christian.
history  alternate-history  csl  c.s.-lewis  lewis  narnia  christianity  paganism  world-war-II  wwII 
august 2008 by pw201

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