January 18, 2016
If you are like me and you like to learn, to embrace new experiences, and to do the right thing for yourself and others, give veganism a try for six days, six weeks, or six months.
November 5, 2015
Rationality, I think, requires us to accept that there may be no rational justification for some of our most fundamental behaviour.
April 21, 2015
Your conscious mind is not without influence. There is evidence that it can guide your future behavior, even if it doesn't determine it in the here and now.
May 21, 2012
In the face of a wrong, shortcoming, failure, or problem, there really are only three plausible responses. Pretend the wrong doesn’t exist. Address it indirectly. Address it directly. While it’s tempting to claim that, in every instance of wrong, one should always and only respond in one way, in fact, any of the three responses […]
March 28, 2009
A fourteen year-old girl has been charged for creating and distributing child pornography of — wait for it — herself. She posted nearly thirty explicit nude pictures on MySpace. Moreover, if the charges stick, she could be forced to register as a sex offender. Also, it seems prosecutors all over the U.S. are pursuing child pornography cases which involve children […]
November 26, 2008
Poverty is one of the primary causes of suffering. So, 1) I will pursue an end which allows me to accumulate wealth and I will transfer some of it to a person living in poverty and/or to a person or organization working to eliminate poverty. The end I pursue will not itself directly contribute to […]
November 26, 2008
To characterize the affects and effects of persons as the affects and effects of art is an old and easy error that distracts persons from some basic facts: a person or persons, employing a variety of tools, sometimes can predictably affect their environment; a tool is a tool only because persons use it to affect […]