Category Archives: Philosophy

Is modern science polluted?

Maybe. So, instead of being rewarded for research that supports a prior hypothesis, no matter how sloppy it is, those involved in climate studies get published a lot not by testing (which can’t be done in the prospective sense) but … Continue reading

Posted in Global warming and climate change policy, Philosophy, Rafe | 14 Comments

Science weird and broken

Two stories I came across today about scientific puzzles that completely uproot our conventional views of how the universe operates. First this: Meet Niku, the Weird Object Beyond Neptune That Nobody Can Figure Out. And what’s weird? Authored by the … Continue reading

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What did socialists use before they had candles?

Electricity! A joke I heard at a wonderful Freedomfest presentation on “The Intellectual Battle for South America”. Here, however, the central question was not about economics but about philosophy. The basis for the talk: If the evidence of failure is … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Philosophy, Politics of the Left | 34 Comments

Janet and Terry on Cory

Here is an interesting thing. Two columnists whose opinions I usually trust have well written, well argued positions on Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives. Terry Barnes: If he is wants to be truly constructive, Bernardi instead should put his Australian Conservatives … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 election, Philosophy, Politics | 106 Comments

Suppose you’re on a game show

Off on an airplane in an hour or so and heading to the United States on the way to two conferences. No blogging for a while, and definitely not till I’m on the other side. I therefore thought I’d leave … Continue reading

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Who will save us from the experts?

There are two articles paired at Instapundit that really do capture the Brexit moment. The first is It’s Time for the Elites to Rise Up Against the Ignorant Masses which is exactly what the article is about and is offered … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Politics | 50 Comments

Fascist in modern politics

“Some opponents have likened Donald J. Trump to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini; supporters call that a smear tactic. Credit Associated Press” The one essay I did at university from which I learned the most and have often thought about … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Philosophy, Politics of the Left | 244 Comments

Does anyone think this makes sense?

This is from an interview – Question Time with Chris Berg – posted at Quadrant Online. Last week saw the launch of his book The Libertarian Alternative (MUP, 225pp, paperback $32.99 and ebook $14.99). He defines libertarianism as the political … Continue reading

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