Gig tomorrow night, Joe's Bar and Grill Summertown Oxford

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Heavy Dexters - with myself on drums - will be playing from 8.30 - 11.00pm. Fre entry. Book if you want a table. Details here. Facebook page here. Joe's Bar and Grill 260 Banbury Road, OX2 7DX Oxford

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

Jeff Lowder on "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" here.

Via Ferrata trip

Just got back from Italian Via Ferrata trip. Stayed at San Martino in the Dolomites and did some high level stuff (requiring ice axe and crampons) and also some at Lake Garda, including Via Attrazetta Rino Pisetta on a very hot day (32C), video clips below.... Another clip of Pisetta... Above clips are high on the route, about 3 hours in... Below is of start of the route. A Czech guy in red that we met on route seemed unsure to begin with... This is Via Ferrata Porton:

Via Ferrata trip

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Tomorrow I am off to the Italian Dolomites with friends for via ferrata fun. Hope to do the Eterna Brigata below. Info.
Punta Serauta: Climbing the slab

Interesting day on "Evil and Suffering"

Monday, June 18, 2012
Please note that ALL are welcome to attend this event (at which I am also speaking - see below).

University of London International Programmes in Theology

Day Conference: Evil and Suffering

Friday 14th September 2012
Heythrop College, University of London

10.30-11.00 Registration
11.00-11.05 Welcome
11.05-12.00 Lecture: ‘Title TBC’, Mr Ahmad Achtar
12.00- 12.15 Tea & Coffee Break
12.15-13.15 Lecture: ‘Cosmic Joy and Local Pain: Evil and Suffering in the Hebrew Bible and the Book of Job’, Dr Ann Jeffers
13.15-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Lecture: ‘The Evil God Challenge’, Dr Stephen Law
15.00-15.30 Tea & Coffee Break
15.30-16.30 Split Session: Study Skills/Q&A for current students
Information/Q&A for prospective students
16.30 Close

For details go here.

Talking about bullshit...

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Here's me talking about bullshit on Radio 1 New Zealand a while ago.... here. I was a bit dopey on this one. Too many ums.

Good thinking piece

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Here's a good piece on critical thinking: here.

Philosophy graduates are pretty darn smart

Sunday, June 3, 2012
Many thanks to ShahHusseinKCL for this chart. Controversial obviously, but look where philosophy is placed. This chart draws on diagrams that I previously posted here.