Category Archives: Religion

The Conceptual Hoax: A Blind Review

At the end of my previous post about the recent hoax paper entitled “The Conceptual Penis” I briefly alluded to the fact that this paper’s acceptance through the peer review process should concern all of us, even those of us … Continue reading

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Collected Aphorisms 2016

Editorial Note:  I have been asked by a small number of people over the last few years if I were going to write a book with my pithy thoughts and aphorisms.  I probably won’t because books are expensive to produce … Continue reading

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Jessica Jones: Fear is the Mind-Killer

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47431125 I decided to continue taking advantage of my free trial of Netflix by watching the Jessica Jones television series.  The series draws on various parts of the comics that featured her as a recurring character … Continue reading

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Luke Cage: Love Your Enemies

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49841821 At this point, I’ve watched the first 11 episodes of Luke Cage.  This is the first Marvel television series (based on the comics) I’ve felt interested enough about to actually sit down and watch, so … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Did Tim Kaine discard his beliefs about abortion to gain power?

There have been quite a few people in the Catholic segment of the blogosphere upset about Tim Kaine’s recent position on abortion.  In an op-ed published by CNN, Carter Snead points out that Kaine has recently changed his position on … Continue reading

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Fair Questions: Do soldiers need penance for being in just wars?

This article from Brookings is one of the best I’ve ever read on the social implications of how we view military service and the moral hazards of being in the military, especially during combat operations. One of the issues discussed … 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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