Monthly Archives: June 2016

Fair Questions: What is factose intolerance?

Recently on a collaborative podcast, I used the phrase “factose intolerant” to describe a condition faced by many human beings.  This is not a condition specific to those who subscribe to any particular set of beliefs; I’ve seen this condition … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Should Apple ban orgasm practice apps?

I learned recently via an article on VICE that there are a variety of smartphone apps for people to use to educate themselves on how to provide a woman with pleasure by stimulating the vagina in various ways.  The only … Continue reading

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Gunbusters & Terrorists

Over at The Daily Show, Trevor Noah points out that it would seem obvious to many people that anyone on a terrorism watchlist should not be able to buy guns.  He then rightly points out that it’s quite possible that … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Transgender, Transabled, Transaged?

In the continuing saga of the rise to power of a subjectivist ontology, people who are suffering from gender identity disorder or body integrity identity disorder (and various body dysmorphias) are, with increasing frequency, able to find people willing to … Continue reading

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The Magic of Confirmation Bias

Recently, a friend shared a VICE article about witches across the world cooperating to cast a spell on rapist Brock Turner (about whom I’ve written before).  This event, which was organized using Facebook, really showcases the power of social media to … Continue reading

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The Conservative Analysis

This is not an analysis of the Conservative movement in the U.S. Nor is it an attempt to understand the philosophical assumptions of conservatives. Previously, I have written about the philosophical assumptions of both progressives and conservatives, and I started … Continue reading

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No Country for Grown Men

I’ve been reading news articles sporadically over the past couple of weeks regarding a highly controversial criminal case that found the defendant guilty of several charges of a sexual nature.  Brock Turner, a Stanford student and athlete (hence this being … Continue reading

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What’s the distinction between gender dysphoria and normal insecurities?

I was recently reading an article in the New York Times about a young woman’s struggle with her boyfriend leaving her and dating a transgender woman (e.g. someone born a man and now living as a woman).  The young woman … Continue reading

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The Blame Game: Battle of the Sexes

I was reading a recent article in The Atlantic about the widespread fears that successful women wouldn’t be able to get married when they decided to do so, which is increasingly later in life.  The article made an excellent point … Continue reading

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