You’re to blame for Fake News

It's not enough to know that "fake news" exists; we need to be humble enough to acknowledge that we are susceptible to it, and to blame for it.

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Objectivist Christians and the Unselfish Atheist

For me, I care very little about what Objectivism stands for in its Platonic form, the way Rand intended it. In debates, one is often chided to contend with the best form of the argument, but if that form isn't practiced in the real world, it's meaningless. A debate on purely philosophical levels is masturbatory. If I'm going to engage with someone in a debate, I'm only interested in their philosophy in so far as it shapes their actual thoughts and actions.

“Fool Me Twice” and ‘Pick and Choose’ Skepticism

I don't intend to fully review Fool Me Twice, the recently released book by Shawn Lawrence Otto. I enjoyed it and found it thoroughly readable and a quick jaunt through the history of science and politics in America.  It includes a great cast of characters (from Jefferson to Einstein and beyond) and articulates the basics … Continue reading “Fool Me Twice” and ‘Pick and Choose’ Skepticism

Snap Judgments and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

"It was a Jump to Conclusions mat." ~ The fat guy. I'm seriously not trying to read too much into this because it was really an insignificant moment.  But it illustrates a point so I'm gonna mention it. A little more than a week back, at that whole Soul Club Shebang (maybe they should change … Continue reading Snap Judgments and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies