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It’s So Funny, You Don’t Even Laugh

It’s So Funny, You Don’t Even Laugh

In the otherwise forgettable movie Betsy’s Wedding, the chichi event planner...

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When Atheists Are A+holes

When Atheists Are A+holes

Fifty percent of Americans think atheists are a pain in the ass. Only half as many...

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Did Heavy Metal Brain Damage Cause the 1960s?

Did Heavy Metal Brain Damage Cause the 1960s?

As part of my continuing series on the causes of the 60s, let’s consider Kevin...

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Evolutionary Zen

Evolutionary Zen

The upcoming presidential debates will likely sidestep details of immigration,...

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Google Gaydar

Google Gaydar

Our era’s dominant narrative focuses lavishly on gays, who are portrayed as...

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Let’s Be Perfectly Clear About Scientology

Let’s Be Perfectly Clear About Scientology

As someone who was molested in a previous life, I have a lot of respect for...

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The Ten-Million-Dollar Question

The Ten-Million-Dollar Question

I just got back from Virginia Beach, and boy are my arms tired of gesticulating....

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Reducing Hate by Restoring Tolerance

Reducing Hate by Restoring Tolerance

Though I cannot demonstrate it statistically, I believe the US is inching toward...

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Occam’s Butter Knife

Occam’s Butter Knife

MIT’s Daron Acemoglu is a rock star among economists, one of the ten most cited...

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Human Rights: The Useless Fiction

Human Rights: The Useless Fiction

I watched a Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate bring an evangelical crowd to...

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