White Ribbon Day – Calling for an End to Violence Against Women

On December 6 1989, a 25 year old man named Marc Lépine entered a classroom at École Polytechnique university in Montreal, and wielding a legally obtained Mini-14 rifle and carrying a hunting knife, and opened fire in two classrooms before turning the rifle on himself. Claiming he was “fighting feminism”, he separated the men from the women, and systematically began shooting people, specifically targeting women, leaving 14 women...

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Guest Post over at Emily Has Books’ (Emily Dietle’s) Blog

Emily Dietle (@emilyhasbooks) is doing a short series of blogposts called “A View From Afar”, which are guest posts from people who live outside of the USA, asking their opinions on the current presidential race going on in the USA currently. I wrote a short piece, an excerpt of which is below: There really is no “afar” anymore. With social media and the Internet being so prevalent in my life, I feel like The American...

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The Trouble with Facts

Image: The Assassination Of President Lincoln via Wikipedia Have you ever been in an argument with someone where the other person holds their head high, points a finger stabbingly at the palm of their other hand and proclaims defiantly “FACT!” then proceeds to tell you their fact, as if by labeling it a fact before it’s spoken makes it indisputable? How many times have you read an article, or heard a debate where...

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A Hyper-Skeptic Example – E. Calvin Beisner of Cornwall Alliance

Some of you may be familiar with the name E. Calvin Beisner, as I have mentioned him before on my blog, but for many of you, this name will be a mystery. Let me give you a brief introduction to him, courtesy of his website: E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D., is spokesman for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation and is also an author and speaker on the application of the Biblical world view to economics, government, and...

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The Hyper-Skeptic Problem

Since I started jotting down my ideas three years ago, I have only ever had one purpose, and that was to make people think more about their ideas, their conceptions and misconceptions. This stems from an observation I have made about society today, and it scares me. I have noticed that people are making decisions based on their “gut feelings”, that politicians and businesses are using our emotions to persuade us into buying this...

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