Category Archives: Scientism

Clippings and (a little) comment

1 Social media is the miasma of mimetic desire. If you post pictures of your summer vacation in Greece, you can expect your “friends” to post pictures from some other desirable destination. The photos of your dinner party will be … Continue reading

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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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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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In pursuit, but barely

As I told you previously the more I see how other societies (d)evolve, the more I’m glad to be French, at least for now. But is that really “other” societies, or just some of them? The Sexual Revolution, the LGBT … Continue reading

Posted in Faith & Ideology, Gaying away the Pray, Gnosticism, Scientism, Secularism, Sexualia, Thrown down gauntlet, Uncategorized

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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Darwin Trolls

Anyone who has been involved in higher education knows this truth: people are often decent in private, listen, and give interesting ideas about heretical ideas such as intelligent design. They fulminate in public, because they must or risk dealing with … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Scientism, Virtue signaling

Our inhumane space fixation

This obsession with space is ridiculously adolescent. It is also vicious and inhumane, and founded upon a universally shared misapprehension. Which is that there aren’t already aliens everywhere. We have all had close encounters of the first and second kinds … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellany, Scientism, Sundry flakes

Thursday, 11/9/17

Yesterday, crickets. Today, an explosion, and it’s a wrap by mid-morning! Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Anodynes & Nostrums, Asceticism, Atheism, conservatism, Health care, History, Identitarianism, Orthodoxy, Political Matters, Poverty, progressivism, Scientism, Secularism, Sweetness'n'Light

Monday, 10/30/17

A potpourri with no common thread. Continue reading

Posted in Asceticism, Built Environment and Infrastructure, Christendom, Christianity generally, Damn rackets, Ecclesiology, Evangelicalism, History, Identitarianism, Journalism, Political Matters, Pre-American Christianity, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Sacramental Tapestry, Scientism, Thrown down gauntlet | 2 Comments