iPhones Were the Future

Since the invention of the smart phone, humanity has had virtually all knowledge at every individual’s fingertips. We don’t think about it often, but the fact is actually stunning… A well-educated time traveller from 1914 enters a room divided in half by a curtain. A scientist tells him that his task is to ascertain the…

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Naturalism as Reductive Materialism Is False

Thomas Nagel, a prominent atheist, recently wrote a book that has made serious waves in philosophical circles, principally for its admission that naturalism as seen through the neo-Darwinian lens is most assuredly false. Though Alvin Plantinga, C. S. Lewis, and Sharon Street had already spread this thesis, Nagel’s development of it from within the atheist perspective…

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History Is a Conspiracy…

according to one hilarious theory called the phantom time hypothesis: The hypothesis proposes that periods of history, specifically that of Europe during the Early Middle Ages (AD 614–911), are either wrongly dated, or did not occur at all, and that there has been a systematic effort to cover up that fact. Illig believed that this…

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Call the Army!

Recall that the argument for police is to protect us. But from what, to this degree? “Billions of dollars’ worth of military weapons and equipment is available to local police departments through grant programs administered by federal agencies such as the Departments of Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security,” the American Civil Liberties Union writes on…

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Mencken on the Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg speech is at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history. Put beside it, all the whoopings of the Websters, Sumners and Everetts seem gaudy and silly. It is eloquence brought to a pellucid and almost child-like perfection—the highest emotion reduced to one graceful and irresistible gesture. Nothing else precisely…

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Paul Blakely took special exception to the spread of scientific charity, and especially to its implicit – and frequently explicit – denigration of more traditional forms of almsgiving. As he put it, in the past we had given, without the benefit of careful investigation, to those persons we deemed especially needy. If our money had…

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