Tag Archives: Debate

The Problem With Twitter

I’m on Twitter. I tweet, I retweet, and I like tweets. I do the Twitter things. I succumbed to the urging by peers and mentors that an academic–or even just a thinking person–ought to engage on the social media platform … Continue reading

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The Power of Politics & The Importance of Disinterestedness

It’s that time of year again: the latest election cycle is running through the air and wire and screen, etc., ad nauseum. Something has changed, though. Where you once debated this candidate v. that candidate over the kitchen table with … Continue reading

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The Four (Rational) Horsemen of the Apocalypse

They are the leading the charge of rationality against religious belief in the Western world and beyond.  They are Christopher Hitchens (R.I.P.), Daniel Dennit, Richard Dawkins, and Sam Harris.  I’d be interested to hear any response to their discussion in … Continue reading

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On Equal Civil Rights and Private Organizations

Because of all the discussion that has been ignited by the choice of Chick-fil-A to announce their stance against marriage equality and equal civil rights, I’ve been reading through quite a few blog posts and articles.  Although I already talked … Continue reading

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