A meme posted by March for Science – one that was liked more than 27,000 times and shared more than 20,000 times on Facebook, a number of them on my timeline – shows two cartoon people pointing to a number on the ground. One ‘toon says the number is a 6 and the other says… Read More On: An Awful March for Science Meme
I’m not a boring asshole, but you might think I’m one if you read my writing. Look at that sentence. “I’m” is used twice, the same overused structure is recycled once again, and the word “asshole” is used to congratulate myself for being a boring asshole. It’s a dick sentence and meta. I hate meta.… Read More What the hell is a writing voice, anyway?
This isn’t the future we’re facing, this is our new present.… Read More The Potential Fake News Havoc of Video Manipulation
How are we to prevent information on a mass murderer from leaking into the ether in the era of social media?… Read More Should Journalists Name Mass Murderers?
If equal treatment of all beings follows to animals, we’re in for a hellride. … Read More Is There an Ethical Argument for Eating Meat?
Hyperbole is the deepest red of all the red flags. Every time I’m certain, I know that I’ve fucked up. “Yeah, it’s the best,” “Oh, for sure,” and “Definitely” are the fastest routes to the poorest decisions. Hold up, I spotted some hyperbole. “Every time” I’m certain, I have not been led to some awful… Read More hyperbole and the death of nuance: you don’t have to always be right
“If there is a third principle, its name is childhood. But it dies; or rather, it is murdered.” … Read More killing the child to make the adult
We can make the internet a place where great discussions take place. To do it, we have to live the good faith argument.… Read More stop arguing in bad faith on the internet
Always write the letter. Always send the message.… Read More always write the letter
Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
An editorial (yes, an editorial, with the byline “BY THE EDITORS”) in the new online issue of Scientific American,”The new science of sex and gender“, is not only biologically misleading, but philosophically unsound. Its purpose appears to be that the “new picture” of sex and gender, which is…