Category Archives: Science

How Conservatives are deviant

How Conservatives are deviant and other cantakerous push-back. Continue reading

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Potpourri, 12/17/18

1 Here’s the racket that you should have gone into. You’re selling something, a college diploma, that’s deemed a necessity. And you have total pricing power. Better than that: When you raise your prices, you not only don’t lose customers, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Evangelicalism, free speech, Journalism, Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Science, Uncategorized

Potpourri, 12/11/18

1 The most common explanation for France’s gilets jaunes protests against fuel-tax hikes is that they arise from too little democracy … The opposite is true. The protests are happening because France has too much democracy. What it’s lacking is … Continue reading

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Clippings and commentary, 12/1/18

Andrew Sullivan was on fire yesterday. On this lousy grey day, I’ve found other bright spots on the net. Continue reading

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More clippings, 11/24/18

1 “I can virtually guarantee you that if Hillary Clinton had won the White House, you would not see these same law firms filing numerous lawsuits against her administration in the name of the rule of law,” said Hans von … Continue reading

Posted in History, Justice, Legalia, Science, Uncategorized

Potpourri, 11/15/18

1 I never really kissed dating goodbye as a teenager in the mid-2000s — to be honest, I was pretty late in kissing it hello. But like many who were brought up in contact with evangelical culture, I absorbed its … Continue reading

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Brief collection 9/13/18

Three unrelated teasers. Continue reading

Posted in Damn rackets, Journalism, Justice, Legalia, Roman Catholicism, Science, Sexualia

The mind that dare not speak its name

The mind that dare not speak its name is what makes Albert Mohler interesting. Continue reading

Posted in Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Natural Law, Science, Sexualia, Thrown down gauntlet, transgenderism

Simpler than “as simple as possible”

We are back to Paul Valéry’s maxim: “Everything simple is false. Everything complex is unusable.” In the world of computer modeling, this is known as Bonini’s paradox: The more realistic a model is, the more it becomes as complex and … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Political Matters, Rhetorical fallacies, Science, Scientism, Virtue signaling

Religious tribalism

As a prefatory matter, I have long believed that one’s guiding philosophy is functionally religious. That has ramifications beyond what follows, but those are for another day. For now, think of it as “atheist Stephen Hawking had a religion of … Continue reading

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