Richard Umbers

Daleks are utilitarians, but are utilitarians Daleks?
6 Oct 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Doctor Who, utilitarianism
Psychology researchers may have discovered a disturbing angle to utilitarian reasoning.

“You have your truth, I have mine”
20 Aug 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: philosophy, relativism
Relativism may be a comfortable creed, but it is intellectually lazy.

What science knows and how it knows it
17 Dec 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: post-modernism, science, scientism
A defence of rationality and common sense from an Australian mathematician is a must-read as an antidote to post-modernist scepticism.

Heil Herr Heidegger?
11 Nov 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Julian Savulescu, Martin Heidegger, Peter Singer, philosophy
An attack on a flawed philosopher shows the deficiencies of political correctness.

Chimps R’nt Us
6 Oct 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: animals, human dignity
If the chimpanzee genome is 98.6% human, does that mean that chimps deserve 98.6% of human rights?

Animal choices
24 Apr 2009 | FEATURES |  
A whale lover explains why he cannot join Greenpeace.

Have we arrived at the end of philosophy?
14 Apr 2009 | FEATURES |  
Has neuroscience really proved that morality is just a matter of feelings?

Richard Dawkins and the meming of life
6 Dec 2008 | FEATURES |  
Having disposed of God, Darwin's Rottweiler has taken to barking at fairies. 

Strictly for the star-struck
22 May 2008 | FEATURES |  
What does the Hollywood crowd see in Scientology? Whatever it is, Aussie billionaire James Packer is no longer putting his money on it.

Evolution For Everyone
11 Jan 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: evolution
How adaptation, consequences and heredity explain absolutely everything you ever wanted to know about what it means to be a human being.

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