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I’ve been in an interesting discussion of religion on Twitter today. Since I was already planning a post on “Superstition, Mythology, Faith and Religion”, I’ve also queued up a post on “Religion and Violence”. Another upcoming topic will be an analysis of (or probably, rebuttal to) Wodarz and Komarova’s “Dependence of the Firearm-Related Homicide Rate […]

The Power of Myth-Negation: A Tale of Four Movies

“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”–Attributed to Josef Stalin Sometime around 1991, my freshman year in college, I came across Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail; the first cinematic […]

Post-Modernism Infects Science

Yesterday, I was trying to work up an article expressing my dissatisfaction with the Science Daily posting about a University of North Carolina study on the invasion of Caribbean reefs by lionfish. I didn’t get very far, however, because I kept going off on tangents (A brand-new species has entered competition in an abundant ecosystem. […]

The Heritage Foundation on Marriage

I wish that I had found this sooner, but it remains relevant. Here is a brief pamphlet by the Heritage Foundation on what a marriage actually is, and why it is important: http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2013/pdf/Marriage_E-Book_Download.pdf

Socialist Oligarchy

Someone on Twitter told me that part of my tag line, “socialist oligarchy”, was a dichotomy of terms. My immediate response was that that was an untrue statement, according to every socialist government which had ever existed. But it is actually deeper than that: property is THE fundamental human right. What you have built, what […]

The Marriage Agenda and Fear

So, now apparently the idea is to post pictures on the Facebook accounts of anyone who supports REAL marriage, accusing them of being “afraid”. Never mind the big post I made yesterday explaining my position; ignore it, I can only be objecting out of “fear” (a la Michael Moore’s ‘Bowling for Columbine’). A variation of […]

Reasonable Faith: Pascal’s Wager

This post is inspired by Dr. William L. Craig’s explaination of Pascal’s Wager on his website. I have only recently discovered Dr. Craig’s writings and, while not usually a fan of Evangelical Churches, Dr. Lane appears to be an excellent logician. I did have a point to make about this argument in particular however. From […]

NEJM: Political Agendae and Presumption of Guilt

“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.“–Benjamin Franklin According to Science Daily, Dr. Garen Wintermute is having a gun control article, published in last month’s New England Journal of Medicine, republished in the upcoming edition of the same magazine. In fact, both Science Daily and NEJM regularly […]

Plus Contra Armae Temperare

     “Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms.” —Politics, Aristotle of Stagira, c. 350 B.C. Obviously, the issue of disarming citizens is not a new one.  From my favorite hobby, hoplology, I know of several systems of martial arts which were created specifically in response to the disarming of […]

Blood on Whose Hands?

For the past several days, I have been told that, as a member of the NRA, I “have blood on my hands”, and that I should, in fact, be killed for “wanting to arm teachers.”  That stricter gun control was the only possible answer to the recent violent attacks.  Let’s examine these ideas: Chicago, Illinois […]