By way of Popehat, Arnold Kling on a root problem with contemporary political discourse, summarized in the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Kling’s three “languages” are ways of talking about politics and government, and they align roughly with the progressive, conservative… Continue Reading →
No, really. And it’s from a not otherwise very good Woody Allen movie. Sometimes I wonder why this isn’t enough for some people.
This one seems to be making the rounds on the Intertubes. It may not be particularly philosophically deep, but it is seemingly popular. I’m not about to make a video response as the authors solicit, although this guy’s video response… Continue Reading →
While we in the USA take our democracy-within-a-republic very much for granted, we should not. It only takes a look across the Atlantic to our allies, trading partners, and friends in Europe to see people who look and act very… Continue Reading →
My firm’s probate practice requires us to frequently deal with people who are facing death. Sometimes it’s their own, sometimes it’s a loved one’s; sometimes the death is in the future and sometimes it is in the immediate past. One… Continue Reading →
I’ve never seen an angel. I have seen pictures of angels in art, but not an actual entity that matches or even approximates the description of angels in art and myth. I know people who claim to have seen and… Continue Reading →
This is why I’m not a pure libertarian; at some point, privatizing everything becomes absurd. Pay & Sit by Fabian Brunsing
At The Atheist Experience, I find a set of six ‘questions’ from Ravi Zacharias, an evangelical Christian apologist. Matt D. at Atheist Experience does a fine job on his own behalf and I commend his thoughts on the issues Zacharias… Continue Reading →
Hat tip to Common Sense Atheism.
A longstanding philosophical disagreement I have with some is that there is a difference between happiness and pleasure. Today, I got a good wrinkle on that debate. I was asked whether I get more pleasure from my writing, from reading,… Continue Reading →