Friday, February 17, 2017

Sam Harris: Chasms of Conversation

In an "Ask Me Anything" episode of his podcast, author and neuroscientist Sam Harris discussed the chasms of conversation - widened by the sustained, willful lying by Donald Trump.  In a fact-free world, how do we even talk to one another?


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Trigger Warnings for McConnell?

Should we start offering "trigger warnings" for Republican Senator Mitch McConnell so he won't be triggered by the words of Coretta Scott King, as quoted by Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren? (source)



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Convert to PDF

Do you have a few minutes to learn about your lord and savior, Adobe Acrobat?


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The "Copy+Pasta" Debate Technique

Has anyone else tried the "copy+pasta" debate technique with the Flying Spaghetti Monster? How does it usually go over?

I'm not trying to be uncivil; I am trying to demonstrate that these parallel paragraphs have an identical amount of evidence to support their claims: zero. Although at least we know what a bowl of spaghetti looks like when tossed into the air.



Thursday, January 19, 2017

Trump's Cabinet is a Fox Guarding the Henhouse

As Donald Trump's cabinet goes through confirmation hearings, a theme emerges that reminds me of a classic idiom...



Saturday, January 7, 2017

Another Brick in Trump's Wall

On the campaign trail, Donald Trump pledged to build a US border wall and make Mexico pay for it. So will the American public's gullibility become just another brick in Trump's Wall?