Know Your Fallacies

Your lecture of the week this week is one explaining various logical fallacies and how to spot and avoid them. Once you have a list memorized, you will begin to see these everywhere and realize how few arguments for this policy, that religion, those values are sound and valid…

Tolerance of All Views but Those That Oppose

Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Catholic cultural commentator and frequent author of ToTheSource, notes that our cultural perception of “tolerance” is meaningless as a value and has properties that can make it vice: We tend to treat Tolerance as if it is not just a virtue, but the virtue. What if Tolerance isn’t a virtue? What if…

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Weekly Reflection – A Tinkerbell God?

Let’s try to refocus this thing. If we are to find virtue, it will be a positive taking, not the mere avoiding of governmental and political vice that is so often the topic of SNV posts. I hope that I can find the time and subject matter to do a reflection every Sunday, and this…

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My [Second] Biggest Pet Peeve

Second only to consequentialists, the political & moral apathy of the general public drives me up the wall. While the Republic is burning, many of my (often very intelligent) friends are worried about Snooki’s latest hairdo and 16 and Pregnant. Robert Higgs has noticed too: Fourteen things in which many Americans have an interest: shirking on…

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