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Conservative Abortion-Ban-Exception Delusions

(Last updated on 19 May 2016) Believing true what one wants to be true rather than what actually is true may be a less prevalent phenomenon among conservatives than liberals, but it is certainly not unknown among conservatives. For instance, … Continue reading

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Pride, Parting in Sodom Diego

(Last updated on 18 March 2019) Main Remarks Well, I’ve been able to disprove the theory that my prior, somewhat-related letter only failed to make it into print because of U-T San Diego’s word limit (see also the follow-up letter … Continue reading

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Protest Unwarranted: Robertson’s Remarks Were Just Ducky

(Last updated on 5 July 2018) No sooner had I recovered sufficiently from an illness to watch some news than I was greeted by a story highlighting once again the sorry state of our dieing culture. Members of the homosexual … Continue reading

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Evolutionists’ Fear and Loathing in San Diego

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Earlier this week, an email from my local creation museum informed me that said museum had been refused membership in the area’s Museum Council. I’d spoken to employees and friends of the museum the … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Addiction to “Addiction” Cloud Your Reasoning

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Christians active in the battle against pornography have lately been excited by news of a not-yet-peer-reviewed Cambridge study popularly reported to prove that “porn addiction” is as real as addiction to drugs or alcohol. … Continue reading

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Swanson’s Apostate: Merits Reading, Could Be Better

(Last updated on 17 August 2015) Swanson, Kevin. Apostate: The Men who Destroyed the Christian West. Parker, CO: Generations with Vision, 2013. ISBN 978-0-9853651-5-8. Overview And Recommendation “The Christian influence in the West has dissipated,” Swanson writes, “and my mission … Continue reading

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Justice? Yes. “Social Justice”? No.

(Last updated on 25 February 2019) “‘Social’ or Distributive Justice.” Chapter 9 in Law, Legislation and Liberty: A New Statement of the Liberal Principles of Justice and Political Economy, Volume 2: The Mirage of Social Justice. Chicago: University of Chicago … Continue reading

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Today’s Epiphany: Hayek on True Individidualism

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) In a couple book reviews, I took issue with one author’s anti-individualist rhetoric and expressed gratitude (though not perfect satisfaction) for another’s effort to distinguish between different uses of the word “individualism.” I’ve just … Continue reading

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Manhattan Declaration: Not Perfect, But Worth Signing

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Concerning the Manhattan Declaration (available on the Manhattan Project site, accessed 04 February 2013)….I have just signed this declaration). However, I thought I should note that my signing is not a blanket endorsement of … Continue reading

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Show Future Police State You Must Be Eliminated: Sign Today!

I continue to sign online petitions. While not so deluded as to believe signing these will have any influence on policy (all my representatives have strong ideological commitments, either in agreement with or opposed to my own, so that no … Continue reading

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Abortion: Dialog Concerning “Preserve the Life of the Mother” Exception

(Last updated on 13 June 2014) Image: Anti-abortion activists at Knoxville March for Life 2013, courtesy photographer Brian Stansberry (Creative Commons license). Learn more here.Alas, I remain incapable of achieving extremest-of-the-extreme status. Compared to blogger Justin Edwards (a man likely … Continue reading

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LaPierre versus Paul: Realism versus Delusion

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) Like his typical remarks on foreign policy (remember those Republican primary debates?), Ron Paul’s response to Wayne LaPierre shows what happens when praiseworthy ideals are wedded to a weak grasp of reality. Though common … Continue reading

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Homosexual “Marriage” Debate Revisited

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) U-T San Diego letter writers have continued trying, within the U-T word allowance for letters (125 words per the letter editor’s email to me a while back, though the paper’s posted guidelines only warn … Continue reading

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