Category Archives: Stop the planet, I want to get off!

Libertarianism and Morality: What a Hornet’s Nest is the NFL

Jason Sorens on Pileus commented on “a nice, thoughtful piece” about the morality of watching football by Stephanie Slade on Reason (Is Watching Football Unethical?) An interesting point Stephanie makes in her “prostitution” analogy is: ” But we aren’t required … Continue reading

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City-Slicker Thinking

I just heard about this assistant professor of physics at the University of Cincinnati who seems to be of the opinion that humans are not responsible for deer breeding like rabbits, and should not be taking the role of apex … Continue reading

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Digital “Freedom”

Lots of folk like to claim that technology in general and digital technology in particular make it easier for more people to do more things. While that can be true, the exact opposite can also be true, especially when you … Continue reading

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The Menagerie, the Cage

I just happened across the Star Trek episode “The Menagerie” the other day. That’s the one where they recycled the original Star Trek pilot into a scenario where Spock actually mutinies in order to get his former captain, Christopher Pike, … Continue reading

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More evidence the government is ignoring: pasteruization and Alzheimer’s

I came across this little tidbit in one of the political magazines I subscribe to (Newsmax, if you really want to know): “AGEs are naturally present in small amounts in the human body, said senior researcher Dr. Helen Vlassara, of … Continue reading

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Todd Starnes’ Survey: Christians Have Lost the Culture War

” And the targets have been exclusively Christians. “ Apparently Todd Starnes has already forgotten the Sikh temple shootings in Wisconsin. Not to mention all the Muslims that were harassed and assaulted after 9/11.  Or various Native American tribes that … Continue reading

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Why I unsubscribed from ASPCA

I’m not sure how exactly I got invited to subscribe to ASPCA’s newsletter, I was subscribing to a lot of things in November and December. You know, “give us your email, get a free____.” I always thought of the ASPCA … Continue reading

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