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Thinking Thoughts About Thinking

A discussion about how liberals and conservatives think resulted in a liberal friend sending this link to me – it opens up a blog post from 2011 at the Discover magazine site the purports to be able to synthesize two studies to explain why liberals are the more “sciencey” thinkers of the two – but…

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The Smoking Gun

My first reaction to this op-ed by John Traphagan (a professor of religious studies and anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin) was to reflexively say again that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” – but that is much too simplistic. Professor Traphagen states: “There are many law-abiding American gun owners who do…

Religious Secularism

Jonah Goldberg posted a great piece on Saturday titled “Why the Left Will Never Talk about Its Real Agenda” and in it he brings up a person he has written about several times, including him in his essential anthology of progressivism, “Liberal Fascism”. That person is the French philosopher, Auguste Comte. I came to learn…

Killing Jesus

Muslims are willing to kill over a cartoon of Muhammad while Christians are afraid to hurt someone’s feelings. The leadership of various major branches of Christianity work to move away from Biblical teachings and morph mainline Christianity in America to some kind of Casey Kasem Top 40 religion guided not by God but by pop…

Statists Gonna State

Statists gonna state. Just when you think we have hit bottom, you find out that was a false one and there is a new bottom even farther down. The attempt to blame Pamela Geller for inciting Muslim ire is something straight out of the old Soviet Union with the supposed bastion of freedom of speech,…

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Reading is Fundamental (Fundamentally Unfair)

Or so an Australian “philosopher” purports. A loving family who reads bedtime stories to their kids has an unfair advantage over those who don’t. Perhaps it was fate that I was made aware of this story on the same night my oldest son won his second Emmy for his work with ESPN College GameDay –…