Daily Archives: June 13, 2009

Massimo Pigliucci: “Politics, Philosophy and Atheism.”

Atheists Talk #0074, Sunday June 14, 2009

Is there a direct correlation between atheism and liberalism? Why do so many atheists lean towards the left of the political spectrum? Many of our past shows have focused on the Conservative Christian influence over American politics, but does that necessarily mean that one needs to oppose their views in all areas? Politics, philosophy and atheism are the topic for today’s show. Our guest is Massimo Pigliucci, who contacted us following our interview with Sunsara Taylor, because he wanted to address a few of the points she had made in regards to socialism and atheism. As a philosopher and an evolutionary biologist, Massimo regularly addresses the intersections of politics and religion. George Kane will lead the discussion.

Tomorrow, Sunday Morning on AM 950 Twin Cities, as via the internets. Details here.

Microsoft ships IE7 without browser?

No, it is a typo by the BBC. The BBC RSS feed on this story:

No IE onboard Windows 7 in Europe

says, and I quote,

“Microsoft ships IE7 without browser”

Funny how the browser was integral and a drop dead feature when MS was being sued by Nestcape, and now it is something they can actually ship the OS without. Over and over again we see that the European courts are more sensible and in the anti-trust area powerful than the US courts.

European buyers of Windows 7 will have to download and install a web browser for themselves.

Bowing to European competition rules, Microsoft Windows 7 will ship without Internet Explorer.

I don’t like the phrase “bowing to the rules.” It implies that MS is being chivalrous by actually following the law.