Category Archives: Philosophical

One Law For Them, One Law For Us

If you’re a Facebook friend of mine, you saw a post like this yesterday, but I just needed to expand on the insane level of government misconduct as regards the Clinton email scandal. Understand that I’ve always thought the whole thing was a Republican snipe hunt, given that their people have done so much worse […]

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What’s Wrong With the Police?

Wherever you stand on any one case, it’s clear we have a police problem in this country. The police appear to consider themselves to be under siege. They don’t seem to see themselves as part of the public, but rather as an occupying force, charged with controlling the public “for their own good”. This is […]

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Afraid: Of Their Parents?

Once upon a time, I used to write for a site called Ask The Atheists. Well, I still do, but the site’s dropped severely in popularity over the last three years, so there aren’t many questions to answer nowadays. It was once a wonderful place where, aside from the occasional trolling question, people came with […]

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Critical Thinking for the Masses

Brian Dunning, of the weekly podcast Skeptoid, does a lot of good work exposing pseudoscience in our popular culture. Most of the time, he focuses on a single topic and applies critical thinking and scientifically confirmed evidence to claims made for things like bigfoot, homeopathy, conspiracy theories, intelligent design, anti-vaxxers, etc. If you have the […]

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Society and Babies

Surprisingly, my most interesting observation about having just had our first baby has nothing to do with our baby *or* our travails as new parents! This observation has to do with the way people talk to new parents about their lives as parents. Whether the person is a parent or not, they often exhibit what […]

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