I’m Looking for a Translator of Medieval Arabic

I am looking for someone who is facile at translating Medieval Arabic scientific treatises (in physics, mechanics, or engineering especially). For future research (and possibly my next book), I need a literal translation of two pages of the surviving Arabic translation of Hero of Alexandria’s Mechanics (posted here). And I need to be able to…

Epilogue to the Sam Harris Moral Facts Contest

A few years ago, Sam Harris put on a contest, that awarded $2000 to the best essay critiquing his “moral landscape” theory of moral facts—and could have awarded them $20,000 had it convinced him. It didn’t. I agree it shouldn’t have. But he should have learned something from that critique. And he didn’t learn anything….

Fishers of Evidence Gets Confused about Math

Someone asked me about a confusing critique of the math in On the Historicity of Jesus by a YouTuber who goes by the moniker Fishers of Evidence. I don’t know his alignment in the debate. But he has posted a short eight minute video entitled The Error of Richard Carrier. And this is a good…

Update: I’ll Be Speaking in Michigan in April

Susan Jacoby was originally slated to speak at the Birmingham Temple Congregation for Humanistic Judaism the evening before the Michigan Atheists Conference this year. But alas, she had to reschedule to speak the Friday before that (the 21st of April, 2017). I’ve been asked to replace her on April the 28th. So I’ll be speaking…

Come Bowl with Me in Stevens Point, Wisconsin!

Or just hang out, drink, and chat while I bowl. I’ll even have books to sign and sell. So come on over. I’ll be at Point Bowl (which also has a bar & grill) from 7-10pm on Monday, April 24 (2017). That’s at 2525 Dixon Street. I’ll have just finished the “worlds largest” Trivia Contest…

Meet Me in Pittsburgh, Toast the Future!

I’ll be at Bar Marco in Pittsburgh, PA on April 8 (Saturday) from 7-10pm (2216 Penn Avenue), chatting with anyone who wants to come have a drink with me, and selling and signing my books, of which I’ll have an ample supply. And take note: Bar Marco is part of the new and meritorious trend…