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Maybe dreaming of saving the world is too grand an ambition.
If we're just replicating the tribal behavior we decry when religious believers engage in it, then the atheist movement is worthless.
A particularly stark example of how Ayn Rand's political views changed over time.
The Southern Baptist Convention has scarcely begun to reckon with its ugly history.
When does compassion take us further from a better world?
Another illustration of Rand's belief that selling what your customers want to buy is a sin in business.
Exclusionary theologies are common, but that doesn't make them benign.
It's happening right here in America, in communities of successful and highly educated people.
Why do the good guys love a city built by evil classical architects?
One of my earliest blog posts was about right-wing pharmacists who refuse to fill prescriptions on religious grounds. It’s still a problem. This week, I read this story of a Walgreens in New Mexico whose pharmacist refused to fill a woman’s prescription for misoprostol. It’s a common drug for stomach ulcers, but it also relaxes [Read More...]
If our descendants curse us, they'll have good reason.
The client's wishes count, assuming it's what I wanted to do anyway.
Many of our so-called thought leaders have forgotten a basic principle of rationality.
Each shot is a vote of confidence in the power of science to push back the darkness.
This song from the pop-punk duo Diet Cig is a silly little bit of fluff, but damn if the video didn’t make me smile:
How many people died building those majestic skyscrapers?
Even the more optimistic earlier surveys may have been an undercount.
I’m not at all surprised that an abuse-of-power scandal is threatening to topple the Trump administration. I admit I’m a little surprised that it’s all happening so fast. I’ve already written about the deep and worrying ties between Trump and his cronies and Russia. It’s gotten even worse since then, with news that Trump disclosed [Read More...]
Last year, I mentioned that I was making an effort to read more science fiction and fantasy by female authors. I’m still working on that goal – I’m now up to 15 out of 100 – and here are two of the latest ones I’ve read from that list. Parable of the Sower by Octavia [Read More...]
Roark only cares about his buildings, not any people who may have been displaced to build them.