I hear he got in: April 18, 1994 Mr. John T. Mongan123 Main StreetSmalltown, California 94123-4567 Dear John: You’ve got the grades. You’ve certainly got the PSAT scores. And now you’ve got a letter from MIT. Maybe you’re surprised. Most students would be. But you’re not most students. And that’s exactly why I urge you…Details
Utilitarianism and Deontology are easy enough; Double Effect is something I am just going to need to memorize… This set of criteria states that an action having foreseen harmful effects practically inseparable from the good effect is justifiable if upon satisfaction of the following: the nature of the act is itself good, or at least…Details
From Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett (Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1991): The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds it’s spot and takes…Details
Mark Shea: “Global Climate Disruption. Global warming is one of those things fraught with pseudoknowledge: Knowledge that people “know” not because they actually know it, but because a lot of people in the media have repeated it a lot and lots of other people you know look at you with disdain if you say, “But…Details
Florence & the Machine – Dog Days Are Over
Get the whole CD. Worth it.
I suck. The blog has been lacking of late, due to me having run out of material and the general laziness that comes with the grand entrance of winter… Things might be slow for a while, because in many ways I feel like “what’s the point?” There is a uniform way people see things these…Details
I can’t believe this was printed in full in the New York Times this week… David Brooks nails what so many have been trying to say for the past year or so: the deferred responsibility among Democrats is pitiful: When times get tough, it’s really important to believe in yourself. This is something the Democrats…Details
If you aren’t nervous about the state of the U.S. economy, get nervous. Our kids are screwed unless “Change” becomes real (and I don’t mean Obama’s flavor). Those aren’t even the most obvious things – examine the pension system, for example. Tom Sowell works to dispel some of the old myths that keep popping up,…Details
I sought my soul and my soul, I did not see;
I sought my God, and He alluded me;
I sought my neighbor and I found all three.
Ray LaMontagne – New York City’s Killing Me
Nas & Damien Marley – Count Your Blessings
Mark Ronson – The Bike Song