WHY MY COLLEAGUES ARE IDIOTS - Rant # 168 – IS IT PHILOSOPHY? Here’s what I write in the course outline for my Intros, “What is philosophy? is itself a philosophical question, best answered, if at all, only after having done some of it.” But what’s the antecedent of the pronoun ‘it’? We’ve all been … Continue reading Is it Philosophy?
WHY MY COLLEAGUES ARE IDIOTS - Rant # 166 – TROPES Who hasn’t memorized pretty much every word of The Princess Bride? After Fezzik keeps misusing the word ‘inconceivable’, Inigo finally says to him, “I do not think that word means what you think it means.” That doesn’t make Fezzik an idiot. We all misuse … Continue reading Tropes
WHY MY COLLEAGUES ARE IDIOTS - Rant # 164 – ANTHROPOGENESIS Suppose the world came into being five minutes ago, precisely as it was five minutes ago, with all those pseudo-history books on those shelves and all those pseudo-memories in our heads where we now find them. Everything we observe, including what’s on those shelves … Continue reading Anthropogenesis
WHY MY COLLEAGUES ARE IDIOTS - Rant # 163 – IN DEFENSE OF SHILLING For the 312th time – yes, I decided to start counting - I have no interest whatsoever in weighing in on the global warming debate. Nor, for that matter, in the debate that seems to have replaced that debate, namely the … Continue reading In Defense of Shilling
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