When Vice President Dick Cheney held secret meetings for his energy task force in the early days of President George W. Bush’s first term, he was excoriated by the left and even some on the right. Both Judicial Watch and the Sierra Club sued, but the Supreme Court found the proceedings were [...]
Do you become angry during political discussions? Do you have strong opinions about a subject before acquiring relevant empirical evidence? Do your opinions fail to change as you acquire more evidence? [...]
“If we reelect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon. And if we elect Mitt Romney, if you’d like me as the next president, they will not have a nuclear weapon,” presidential candidate Mitt Romney said at the GOP debate on foreign policy last November. “Our current president has made it [...]
Since the biblical accounts of Jesus’ life are so unreliable, many skeptics have rightly challenged me to explain why I accept Jesus’ historicity at all. It turns out the best reasons to believe Jesus existed are intimately connected to the best reasons to believe he wasn’t a messiah.
One criterion that historians use to [...]
At the start of yet another completely pointless GOP presidential debate, CNN’s John King asked the candidates to briefly introduce themselves to the audience. Their responses are incredibly telling about their underlying political philosophies.
Ron Paul said, “I am the defender of the Constitution. I’m the champion of liberty. This shows the [...]
Earlier last year, Associated Press’s Sebastian Abbot criticized Pakistan’s Punjab province for rejecting U.S. foreign aid, writing that “an aid cut would be felt most acutely by the poor.”
But it’s not true. As Imran Khan, the head of Pakistan’s Movement for Justice, described to the UK Telegraph last month, “We [...]
My last post from Michell Waldrop’s book The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the revolution that made computing personal discussed Norbert Wiener’s discovery that feedback loops can give automated, mechanical systems purpose, and therefore, allow the human mind to possess purpose while remaining utterly natural. Meanwhile, how the brain physically performed [...]
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