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Archived Since:February 15, 2009

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A Fallen Being

A natural but not inevitable concomitant of being a fallen being is being oblivious to the fact.

Twelfth Anniversary Pledge

This weblog commenced operations on 4 May 2004. I thank you for reading. My pledge: You will never see advertising on this site. You will never see anything that jumps around in your visual field. You will not be assaulted...

Summer She's Come

Summer she's come in these parts As Trump takes Indiana And Cruz departs.

Jason Riley, Conservative Black, Disinvited from Campus

For a long time now, leftist termites, aided and abetted by cowardly administrators and go-along-to-get-along faculty members, have been busy undermining the foundations of the West, including the universities. Here Jason Riley reports on an outrage that affected him personally....

Can We Live Together in Peace Despite Deep Differences?

A large part of the appeal of Donald Trump even to those of us who oppose much of his style and substance is that he and he alone appears prepared to fight the Left and fight to win, which of...

Could Free Will be an Illusion? (2016 Expanded Version)

0. At regular intervals we find in the popular press articles about how free will is an illusion or 'a trick the brain plays on itself.' Just today, in fact, two different readers referred me to two different articles on...

Conrad Black on Donald Trump

Conrad Black has written well and with insight about Donald Trump. Here is his latest. Excerpt:... his major foreign-policy statement on April 27 is a cogent outline of a clear definition of the U.S. national interest. It...

Results, not Genesis

A philosophical paper ought to record the results, not the genesis, of the author's thought about a topic. In this hyperkinetic age it is a good writerly maxim to state one's thesis succinctly at the outset and sketch one's overall....

Making America Mexico Again

There is, however, a minor problem with this notion, namely, that Mexican invaders will then have to travel so much farther north to get to a place worth living in. The graphic below is from a recent Trump protest rally...

Sickness

The physically sick are rarely unaware of their state; the morally usually.

Has Political Correctness Gone Too Far?

Apparently not for the cry bullies and cowardly administrators at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst: UMass-Amherst students this week threw a mass temper tantrum to derail a forum that challenged the speech police. “The Triggering: Has Political Correctness Gone Too...

Worry and Regret and Time

Worry and regret form a pair in that each involves flight from the present; worry flees the present toward an unknown future, regret toward an unchangeable past. The door to Reality, however, is hinged on the axis of the Now....

An Indiscernibility Argument for Dualism: Does it Beg the Question?

Here is a simple indiscernibility argument for substance dualism, presented simply: 1. If two things are identical, then whatever is true of the one is true of the other, and vice versa. 2. It is true of me that I...

'Whose' and 'Of Which': How Punctilious is Too Punctilious?

Which of the following is correct? 'He presented an argument whose logical form is Modus Tollens.' 'He presented an argument the logical form of which is Modus Tollens.' The second. But it would be absurd to insist on a punctilio...

Capitulation

Here: A town has voted not to fly the flag of St George in case it offends Muslims. Radstock in Somerset has a population of 5,620, 16 of them Muslim, census data shows. Related articles The Crusades Were Defensive Wars...

Bright Flash at Moment of Conception

From The Telegraph (4/26): Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film. An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from th...

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