The most unknowing responses to the cosmological argument for the existence of God (flying spaghetti monsters, Zeus, and Thor; “who created God?”) are probably just as likely to stem from theistic misinterpretations of what God is than from actual ignorance of the argument being made – irritating as they may be. Feser knocks it out…Details
What truth is there in this?: Americans, I have some bad news for you: You have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by a wide margin. If you had any idea of how people really lived in Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and many parts of Asia, you’d be rioting…Details
that literally nothing you do on the internet is secret. If you use Tor, 5 VPNs, and 3 levels of encryption, chances are the NSA can hack through the lines of code to determine what you are doing, or the company whose software/hardware you are using has already given them a free pass. Apple did.…Details
Fishing baskets are employed to catch fish; but when the fish are got, the men forget the baskets. Snares are employed to catch hares; but when the hares are got, men forget the snares. Words are employed to convey ideas; but when the ideas are apprehended, men forget the words. Fain would I talk with…Details
Stimulus and government investment never work. Even since the beginning of the nation, public investment has always been an abject failure. Your lecture of the week this week examines a few historical examples and summarizes why this is the case. Enjoy.
Sweet Melissa. May the angels guide you home and let that youthful spirit run wild down streets of gold! On terms of theodicy for my own mind, there is no good explanation for things like this. Some gifts are given to the world for a transient time and then taken out abruptly. God has some…Details
Welfare increases are very predictable under public choice economics. Those who run these programs would never wish to work their jobs into oblivion, but they would of course work to increase their budget and power. The end result is predictably more welfare…
This reminds me of Clive Staples Lewis’ space trilogy – though ours might be the noisiest of the planets shown!