Month: May 2017

The Independent Effect of Education on Christianity

There are lots of studies on the link between education and religion. Mainly they find a low-magnitude negative correlation between the level of education and religiousness. More interesting studies uncover a more complicated picture, however: More educated folks are more

The Many Gods Problem

Today I want to issue a challenge: Show me a single valid criticism of Christianity. I plan on dealing with Huemer’s Scary Bible Quotes, but let me know if you are aware of any other criticisms. In anticipation of such

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5 Rando Facts on Immigration

This article discusses 5 random facts related to immigration policy. #1 Economic analysis mainly shows that more immigration is good for everyone. My analysis even indicates that deporting illegal immigrants is more costly than beneficial. See this article for more

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DRY is a good first-pass rule of thumb, but RYE is optimal. “Repeat yourself efficiently” Examples: Add a data-attr to an HTML element so that some data can be read from it using $ rather than a longer jQuery selector

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More on Miracles

This article reviews two articles I recently encountered related to miracles: 74% Of Doctors Believe In Miracles, 55% Have Seen Them From a fellow atheist: How unlikely would an event have to be for you to consider it divine providence?

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Rational Preference for God

Many apologetic arguments or empirical findings present evidence for the existence of God. I previously identified Pascal’s Wager as an interesting sort of argument that advocates for belief in God without establishing the existence of God. I built on that

Some Research Topics

I am continuing my dissertation research in order to find a suitable topic. This article highlights potential research questions. There are a variety of Self-Directed Learning Strategies observed by researchers, but are these trainable things or are they categories created

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Key Papers in the Economics of Education Part 1

This article is the first in a series noting interesting papers in the economics of education. See this article for more details. Journal of Engineering Education (2017), Change and Education Research. J. Eng. Educ., 106: 3. doi:10.1002/jee.20158 This brief editor’s

Economics of Education: Reviewing the Content of Key Papers

I am blogging a series of articles reviewing key papers in the economics of education. This article is the parent of the series. Read the paper selection methodology here. Part 1 Journal of Engineering Education American Educational Research Journal American

Identifying Key Papers in the Economics of Education

This article documents how I went about identifying key papers as a starting point in researching the economics of education. Organization: Motivation Approach Results Motivation First, let me give some motivation and background. I’m in the early stages of dissertation

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