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I know a lot of the article is tongue in cheek...it's Mcsweeney's after all. Yet, the absence of Peter Singer from the discussion disappoints me. Utilitarianism is not a 19th century fossil and Singer's utilitarian reasoning is arguably (in an academic sense, not just because it's the internet) one of the most important positions in 20th century moral philosophy.

It's hard to name another philosopher from the past fifty years who has had similar impact on people's behavior and secular moral discourse.




Seeing as it's making fun of a fossilized religious fundamentalism, it's appropriate to leave out more contemporary positions.




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