Logic

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 →

Materialism, Kissing, and the Purpose of Life

Excerpt taken from an article written by the character Will Vernik in spiritual fiction, Now and at the Hour of Our Death. The spoilers have been omitted. Modern science tells us that all human emotion and all human action and psychology can be reduced to basic mechanical processes. McKenzie’s inspiration wasn’t a message from God, just a brain mixing up… Read more →

Paradoxes and the Purpose of Lent

I know paradoxes are compelling and provocative and mystical and all that good stuff, but I’m not a big fan. Sure, they’re not contradictions in that they are impossible and make no sense, but they are seeming contradictions, and they often have the effect of cheap Eastern theological thrills playing on the problem-solving region of our brains. One of the… Read more →

The Logic of Life: A Scientific and Logical Defense of the Pro-Life Position

Each year, thousands of people march on the US Supreme Court to peacefully protest one of the most critical decisions that body has ever made. In 1973, the court decided that a woman’s right to privacy trumps the right to life of a fetus she may be carrying, essentially legalizing abortion at any time for any reason. The result is… Read more →

Who’s Native?

I recently filled out an application for a public organization and was blown away by one of the first questions. I was shocked at how illogical and inconsistent the options were for this question and was tempted not to answer or to answer it in such a way that would confuse the writers more than they already were as evidenced… Read more →