Month: December 2006

RPE Christmas Meal Pictures

The Christmas Meal Pictures are now in the RPE Photo Album. (more photos please if you have them)(see the ‘Links’ section) – enjoy – Dave. Or click: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58244916@N00/ Note: Due to a blog upgrade (like the new look?), […]

  Christmas meal 27 December 2006  

Festive Greetings

Hope you all have a great Christmas, winterval, etc – But if it is Christmas day – why are you on the internet?See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6200383.stm to ponder whether you ought to be… Dave

  christmas sparklers 24 December 2006  

Convert or Die?

Thanks to Jason (level 2) for this link to a Christian computer game story – in which you have to convert or kill the heathens… Not believe me? Click http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/12/12/MNG8TMU1KQ1.DTL to read about it.. Dave

  Uncategorised 16 December 2006  

Flickr, etc

Hi – quick post: I am in the process of organising a Flickr book for the course: this is an on-line photo album for pics from various events, trips, etc.. I will put the images into folders, etc […]

  Uncategorised 14 December 2006  

Argument Panic?

As some of you are still frantic looking for examples of bad arguments – I thought a bit of compassion may be in order: take a look at http://www.fallacyfiles.org/examples.html for help: but be sure to properly reference any […]

  Uncategorised 12 December 2006  

Christmas banned?

As the tabloid press starts its usual festive hysteria over the “PC brigade” banning Christmas (see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=421213&in_page_id=1770 ) – is this accurate? – the Guardian offers another view – that this is a ‘phoney war’: http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1967368,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=11 The National […]

  Uncategorised 8 December 2006  

Peter Singer / Animal Testing & Utilitarianism

Philosopher Peter Singer has been in the news again. While most well-known for his advocacy of animal rights, he has surprised many by claming that some animal testing may be justified. While some animals rights campaigners may be […]

  animal 6 December 2006  

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas

See update at: http://r-p-e.blogspot.com/2007/03/ethics-in-ones-who-walk-away-from.html as well… – esp for discussion of the story in more detail.. Note: If you are a student looking at this to help with a paper/essay on the Omelas short story – that is […]

  Omelas 5 December 2006  

Christmas Meal…

NEWSFLASH: The Christmas RPE Student meal is booked: It will be at the Balti on the Bath Road at 6pm on Wednesday 13th December. However – they do need some idea of numbers – so let the student […]

  Uncategorised 4 December 2006  

Logic?

Those of you doing RPE101 (Philosophical and Ethical Arguing) may enjoy the argument examples at http://neptune.spaceports.com/~words/beavis.html – using the words of MTV’s Beavis and Butthead (some of us are old enough to remember them)… Dave

  Uncategorised 4 December 2006