When I signed up to host a philosopher's carnival, the date hadn't been decided yet, so I had no idea that it would be on the same day as the GOD or NOT I signed up for. But that's what happened, so while you're here, you might want to check out that one as well.
UPDATE: After posting this carnival, I realized I had ommitted some of the very first submissions to come my way. Sorry guys, you're in here now.
Our first entry today is from a new kid on the block - or is that a new kid on the blog? - John W. Loftus of Debunking Christianity. He is a former student of one of today's top Christian apologists, Dr. William Lane Craig. He has presented us with his very first post: The Christian Illusion of Moral Superiority.
At Telic Thoughts, Krauze looks at the history of evolution and argues that Intelligent Design may yet become respectable science, as big ideas take time.
Jerry Monaco looks at category mistakes like assigning a "soul" to a corporation.
Sixteen Volts Per Minute takes a look at a common thought experiment used in support of the pro-choice position, and spots some problems.
Now, a point of overlap. Francois Tremblay, who has also submitted to today's GOD or NOT (and previous ones, if memory serves) presents Christianity as an inter-subjective system.
At Heaven Tree, Gawain attempts to understand the concept of unutterable truths as related to aesthetic experience as a substrate of the human brain.
Lea looks at the difficulty of good decision making, and concludes "What can we do for our world? SO MUCH! Just try."
Kristopher of Mathetes has a post analyzing the ideas of truth contained in 1984, and shows they aren't as simple as they may seem.
The maintainer of this carnival, Richard Chappell, asked The Atheist Ethicist to clarify his position on the relationship between morality and reasons for action. AE provides it here.
Kenny Pearce writes up his thoughts on psychological continuity.
Creation vs. Discovery: Hesperus wonders why the later gets such a bad rap.
In The multiple natures conjecture, Cosmik Debris discusses a new model of the universe very different from Einstein's.
Alex of Atopian analyzes a well-known moral philosophy in Utilitarianism as moral minimalism.
At Consciousness and Culture, Ellis suggests that we need not fear that humans will be seen as machines.
Last, but not least, Richard Chappell provides us with a Rant against deontological ethics.
That's all for the 25th philosopher's carnival. The next edition will be held at Hesperus (or Phosphorus, depending on what time of day it is).