Rationally Speaking Index

A monthly e-column by Massimo Pigliucci
Department of Botany, University of Tennessee

N. 1, August 2000 - The Rationalistic Fallacy

N. 2, September 2000 - The Place of Science, a critique of religionist Huston Smith

N. 3, October 2000 - Whence Natural Rights?, a fundamental and difficult question for humanists

N. 4, November 2000 - Intelligent Design - the Classical Argument

N. 5, December 2000 - Intelligent Design - the Modern Argument

N. 6, January 2001 - Split-brains, paradigm shifts, and why it is so difficult to be a skeptic

N. 7, February 2001 - The greatest democracy in the world and the unfairness of American elections

N. 8, March 2001 - Game Theory, Rational Egoism and the Evolution of Fairness

N. 9, April 2001 - Red or Blue? What kind of life would you choose?

N. 10, May 2001 - The many faces of anti-intellectualism

N. 11, June 2001 - God on the highway

N. 12, July 2001 - The Wedge: what happens if science is taken over by ideology?

N. 13, August 2001 - Frankenfoods vs. the neo-Luddites

N. 14, September 2001 - The dark side of philosophy (pizza & philosophy series)

N. 15, September 2001 - Of Terror and Insanity (This is a special edition of this column)

N. 16, October 2001 - Heart disease and the myth of individual responsibility

N. 17, November 2001/a - Beer and circus in American education Pars destruens
N. 18, November 2001/b - Beer and circus in American education Pars construens

N. 19, December 2001 - The Great Unicorn Debate

N. 20, January 2002 - Mr. Bayes and the true nature of scientific hypotheses

N. 21, February 2002 - Is philosophy useless?

N. 22, March 2002 - Darwin who?

N. 23, April 2002 - Those who "understand" Bin Laden

N. 24, May 2002 - The meaning of life

N. 25, June 2002 - Ecology vs. Ecophily: Is it good to lie for the environment?

N. 26, July 2002 - Economic vs. Social health: it's not the economy, stupid!

N. 27, August 2002 - Is God in your brain?

N. 28, September 2002 - Why bother? Why being liberal is not a lost cause

N. 29, October 2002 - On intuition

N. 30, November 2002 - Is the US the ultimate rogue nation?

N. 31, December 2002 - What do you mean, "rationally" speaking?

N. 32, January 2003 - Human instincts and virtue ethics

N. 33, February 2003 - Gays, in the military and outside of it

N. 34, March 2003 - America, Europe, and the rest of the world

N. 35, April 2003 - Whence animal rights?

N. 36, May 2003 - On "being proud of"

N. 37, May 2003 b - Post-war

N. 38, June 2003 - It's the fundamentalism, stupid!

N. 39, July 2003 - Why skeptic doesn't mean cynic

N. 40, August 2003 - Are we afraid of the wrong things?

N. 41, September 2003 - Are you a bright?

N. 42, October 2003 - Bush, the Pope, and gay rights

N. 43, November 2003 - Edward Teller, Dr. Strangelove

N. 44, December 2003 - Israel, anti-semitism, and world peace

N. 45, January 2004 - On tolerance vs. respect

N. 46, February 2004 - What's wrong with the Palestinians?

N. 47, March 2004 - Open letter to Colin Powell

N. 48, April 2004 - Intellectual midwifery

N. 49, May 2004 - Liberal vs. illiberal democracy

N. 50, June 2004 - Soldiers' morality

N. 51, July 2004 - The neurobiology of regret