Category Archives: Philosophy

Bob Barr: Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again

I was listening to Wednesday’s Talk of the Nation podcast episode, and they had on Bob Barr as a guest. Why not? He’s a retired Congressman, he’s probably got nothing better to do with his time. Wait, he’s running for … Continue reading

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Reaction to DC v Heller

The Supreme Court today ruled the District of Columbia gun ban unconstitutional, unambiguously embracing an ‘individual right’ interpretation of the 2nd Amendment after decades (centuries, actually) of ambiguous decisions on the matter. Those of you who have only read my … Continue reading

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Oopsie! Clinton Forgets to Fact-check… again

Hillary Clinton’s campaign says the candidate will stop telling the story of an uninsured pregnant woman who lost the baby and died after being denied medical care, following a hospital raising questions over its accuracy. CNN Political Ticker – Clinton … Continue reading

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Dawkins: If there is a God…

If there is a God, it’s going to be a whole lot bigger and a whole lot more incomprehensible than anything that any theologian of any religion has ever proposed. Richard Dawkins, God vs. Science – TIME

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The Day of No Magical Thinking

I was on my home from snowboarding today (thanks to the timely arrival of a snowstorm in the Cascades) thinking of writing this entry. When I got home and turned my TV on, I found an uncanny coincidence between my … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens, Alister McGrath Debate on Religion

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Heroism: Two Movies

Warning: possible spoilers below. This is not intended as a movie review, but rather a discussion assuming the reader’s already seen the movies. I watched The Wind That Shakes the Barley this weekend, and The Lives of Others last weekend. … Continue reading

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