The moral consquences of believing your prayers may be answered

The combination of beliefs in the power of petitionary prayer - by which I mean the idea that God will sometimes answer requests to intervene by working miracles when he would not have done so had the prayer not been made - and the use of the word "good" to describe God is one that … Continue reading The moral consquences of believing your prayers may be answered

In praise of haruspocracy

I think that we should make a bigger deal of the ability to predict the future in politics. Feedback is important to learning One of the most valuable things when learning is regular personal feedback - answering questions, and getting some of them marked as right and others marked as wrong and being told the … Continue reading In praise of haruspocracy