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Archive for June 2009

Stop Scorching My Shrubbery

27 Jun, 2009 | Brian |

A great failing of mine is the incessant need to have an argument, a failing I will now indulge, though hopefully in moderation. I cannot reconcile with the idea that (a) morality is a substance provided from On High and that (b) absent this Provider there is no way to have morality. Another form of (b) is to claim, arms flailing in air, that without a Giver of Laws everything is subjective and so therefore "anything goes." I should separate these statements into (b1) and (b2). What is advanced in (b2) is, I suppose, intended to lever me into accepting (a). Alas, this is what we in "the biz" (i.e., the business of starting up arguments and then verbally beating the crap out of our opponents) call a fallacious appeal to consequences. Claim (b1) is also a fallacy, only this time it's called a false dichotomy. Not only are both of these formulations wrong, they are burdened by serious philosophical problems.

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The Lied-To Generation

17 Jun, 2009 | Dave |

You have heard of Gen-X, Gen-Y, the Millennium Generation, the Greatest Generation, and perhaps a few others. This article is for all of those who are part of what I would call The Lied-To Generation. It is hard to pinpoint when that began, because it varied from state to state and from school to school. But it most certainly includes nearly everyone born after 1980.

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