Logic

How Western Civilization Lost Its Damned Mind

I love logic. As a form of discussion, accompanied by the Socratic method, it’s unsurpassed. The beauty of logic is that it applies to every discussion and everyone in the discussion. No matter what you’re talking about, logic can be used as a tool to make dramatic points and turn the conversation around. Dictionary.com defines logic as the principles of… Read more →

Agreement in the Time of Zika

2015 was pretty bad for the concept of agreement. Religious differences spurred despicable terrorist attacks; protests across the US resulted in antagonism between racial minorities and police; and caustic political vitriol seemed to be at an all-time high across the globe. As one commentator wrote, “If you ask 100 different people how we should fix this country, you are going to… Read more →

Three Principles of Natural Rights

There has been a lot of discussion recently about rights and while I love that people are acknowledging there’s such a thing as rights, I’m also disheartened that it’s clear people have absolutely no logical concept of what they are. For instance, when people demand people respect for gay rights, or claim they have a right to health care, or… Read more →

Cult of the White Lab Coat

For most of human history, society has been subjected to indefensible beliefs—some legitimate, some not—but when the Enlightenment came, many people thought that we as a species were done with superstition, blind faith, and indefensible beliefs. Science will save us from those foolish belief systems! *Plot twist* Much of humanity has crept back into a scary cult in which the… Read more →

The Illogic of the Discrimination Police

Indiana’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act has received an unprecedented amount of criticism recently—from political philosophy heavyweights such as Miley Cyrus and MC Hammer to the omniscient and omnipresent Facebook troll. I’ve been wanting to write about this topic for a while but it has been extremely difficult to wrap my head around people who think it’s okay for the… Read more →

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

This Letter, more than any other piece written by King, embodies the wisdom and the heart of a man who is rightly celebrated as one of the greatest personalities of the modern age. Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr.: 16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came… Read more →

Russell Brand’s Brand of Capitalism Looks a Lot Like Socialism

Russell Brand hates money. The British comedian and actor with a beard just shorter than Ted Kaczynski’s simply can’t stand the green stuff and he’s giving everyone the privilege of reading his thoughts on the subject in his new book “Revolution,” which you can find on Amazon.com for the sale price of $17.02. More than money though, Brand despises the… Read more →

John Green’s Fallacies on Education

In an image being tossed around social media recently, John Green, author of several books including the excellent Fault in Our Stars, expands his literary repertoire to political commentary, specifically, education. He writes: We have discovered as a species that it is useful to have an educated population. You do not need to be a student or have a child… Read more →