Has Religion Made a Comeback?

Giant Turtles, Big Bang Cosmology, and the End of Materialism I remember sitting in my world history class as a nine-year-old learning that the silly and primitive people of the past used to believe that the earth rested on a giant turtle. I vaguely recall being taught that these simple and primitive people used this turtle to explain earthquakes: anything that sits on the back … Continue reading Has Religion Made a Comeback?

The Spiritual Crisis of Man and Nature

A Book Review of Man and Nature: The Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man by Seyyed Hossein Nasr It is often said that the first step to quitting a personal addiction is to acknowledge that one has an addiction. The corporations in charge of our carbon-based global economy are fixated on drilling and guzzling away the Earth’s natural resources in direct defiance to the Quranic verse … Continue reading The Spiritual Crisis of Man and Nature

Scientific Naturalism and the Abortion Debate

Diagnosing Modern Moral Debate Incommensurability, the idea that there is no rational method to weigh claims between two conceptual frameworks, is a core feature of morality today and the source for moral confusion (1). Even though moral positions take the form of logical validity, two competing valid arguments result in an interminability which denies a rational closure to the debate. But why is this so? … Continue reading Scientific Naturalism and the Abortion Debate

Déconstruire l’argument des miracles scientifiques du coran

In Englishبالعربية Aller à la mosquée et trouver des brochures de livres sur les « miracles scientifiques du coran » est devenu une chose banale. Beaucoup de prédicateurs, apologistes, ou encore même de musulmans du quotidien qui font de la dawah, continuent d’utiliser cet argument afin de prouver que l’islam est la « vérité ». Ils continuent étrangement à utiliser ce genre d’argument malgré toutes … Continue reading Déconstruire l’argument des miracles scientifiques du coran

Le Bitcoin et le progrès technique

In English La montée des cryptomonnaies en 2017 a attiré l’attention sur la technologie sur laquelle toutes ces monnaies virtuelles s’appuient : La “blockchain” ou “La chaîne de blocs”. Cette article propose une analyse des raisons pour laquelle elle est devenue si populaire, des problèmes qu’elles résoud mais aussi de ceux qu’elle crée. Qu’est-ce que la Blockchain? On explique mieux la Blockchain en utilisant l’analogie. … Continue reading Le Bitcoin et le progrès technique

Bitcoin and Technological Progress

En Français The rise of cryptocurrencies in 2017 brought attention to the technology powering them, called “blockchains” or “the blockchain.” This article will assess why this technology became popular and what kinds of problems it both solves and creates. What is Blockchain? Blockchain is best explained through analogy. Think of the website of a newspaper like The New York Times. The contents of the site … Continue reading Bitcoin and Technological Progress

تحليل الإعجاز العلمي في القرآن

In English En Français بالدخول على شبكة الإنترنت، نجد الكثير من المواد الإعلامية تتحدث عن الإعجاز العلمي في القرآن. هناك مؤسسات دعوية مهتمة بنشر هذه المعجزات وإثبات حقيقة دين الإسلام بهن. لكن هذا الأسلوب مليء بالتناقضات، وفي خلاف مع تفهيم علماء التفسير للقرآن الكريم. بعض الأمثلة: يقول القرآن أن الأرض مفلطحة يذكر فى القرآن الصفائح التكتونية يصف القرآن نظرية الإنفجار العظيم يصف القرآن دورة المياه … Continue reading تحليل الإعجاز العلمي في القرآن

Artificial Intelligence and What It Means To Be Human

En Français You’ve probably seen the videos. A robot walking or crawling around, sensing its environment and figuring out how to do human-like tasks, such as opening doors. They’ve even learned how to do back flips now. The videos go viral on social media every few months, along with terrified reactions about how “the robot overlords are coming,” “we might as well submit now,” and … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence and What It Means To Be Human