Meet a Closet Anti-Abortionist Pretending to be Something Else

A recent Op-ed in the Washington Post was titled, “Democrats are the real abortion extremists.” Let’s examine the assertion in that title. Since Roe v. Wade was decided by the Supreme Court in 1973, anti-abortionists have tried every trick in the book to limit women’s access to abortion, especially poor women. The author of the… Continue reading Meet a Closet Anti-Abortionist Pretending to be Something Else

Pro-Life

You say you are Pro-Life. I am Pro-Life. Everybody is Pro-Life. Hitler was Pro-Life…except for Jews. Stalin was Pro-Life…except for his enemies. Serial killers are Pro-Life…except for their targets. What you mean by Pro-Life is not what I mean. For you, it is a euphemism for anti-abortion. Pro-Life sounds sweet and innocent, but it is… Continue reading Pro-Life

Rand Paul Introduces Senate Bill To Allow Non-Experts Vet What Science Is Worth Funding

This week, Rand Paul introduced a bill (S.1793 – to be cited as the BASIC Research Act) to the United States senate that would fundamentally change how Federal research grants are reviewed and how funding is distributed. For each panel for a federal research grant, this bill proposes that the panel must include the following two… Continue reading Rand Paul Introduces Senate Bill To Allow Non-Experts Vet What Science Is Worth Funding

The Pertinence of Nominalism to Religious and Philosophical Debates

I have written about nominalism quite a number of times, both here at the blog and in my books (most pertinently in Did God Create the Universe from Nothing? Countering William Lane Craig’s Kalam Cosmological Argument. For those of you unfamiliar with the topic, let me briefly explain: Abstract Objects Abstract objects are incredibly important aspects within the… Continue reading The Pertinence of Nominalism to Religious and Philosophical Debates