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Right now, the nations eyes are on the Supremes, wondering how they are going to rule on two same-sex marriage laws. The High Court has two questions to answer: Can states ban same-sex marriages? ...
by Benthovens5th
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri May 01, 2015 at 09:23 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
In a previous post, " Another Look at Religion " I discussed my view of religion as mythology, something that belongs in the same category as art, music, theater, poetry and literature, the purpose ...
by metalnun
Comment Count 180 comments on Thu Feb 05, 2015 at 02:54 AM PST with 36 Recommends
[This is actually something I wrote for my nephew.] Harrison – When I was visiting you over Christmas, you asked why I avoid eating mammals and birds. I tried to explain this, but I think what I ...
by swellsman
Comment Count 45 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 11:54 PM PST with 29 Recommends
The first time I found out that there was such a thing as atheism, I was in high school. From a strictly logical point of view, that made things pretty simple. There were two kinds of people: ...
by disinterested spectator
Comment Count 140 comments on Sat Oct 04, 2014 at 06:03 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Let's see. BBB made an obnoxious comment, twigg reacted with a post, someone else posted something, someone else posted something, and now the atheist v. theist war is out in the open. I'm both ...
by TomP
Comment Count 546 comments on Wed Sep 03, 2014 at 08:02 AM PDT with 145 Recommends
I've sung the blessings of NYU's All the Russias blog on this site before, but they've sadly been slow to update over the past few weeks (the contributors, who are all academics, are likely on their ...
by pico
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 12:55 PM PDT with 24 Recommends
We hear a lot about racial profiling , where innocent people are harassed because they "look" like they are trouble. I'd like to offer a reverse phenomenon that I would call POWER PROFILING where ...
by AKSteve
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 02:33 PM PST with 32 Recommends
Epistemology is the study of knowledge. It asks the question, “How do you know what you know?” We Democrats here in South Dakota know a few things about politics in our state and in our state ...
by Anna Madsen
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 07:21 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Since my second or third visit, I have developed the habit of taking fresh flowers to my oncologist when I have a consult with her. She’s always very appreciative, in part since that means they ...
by peregrine kate
Comment Count 99 comments on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 04:30 PM PDT with 60 Recommends
I had students ask me, just last week, to define "liberal" and "conservative," "left" and "right," and "fascist." A student said that she had heard the labels for a long time, and she got them, sort ...
by The Geogre
Comment Count 74 comments on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM PDT with 82 Recommends
Author's Note: This is my newest essay published on my blog. I am cross-publishing here, because I so value DKos' many contributors and great thinkers and would love to hear your comments and ...
by CharlesInCharge
Comment Count 94 comments on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 10:36 AM PDT with 51 Recommends
Crossposted at Running Gamak Part of my life and work as a teacher is to find new angles on familiar ideas. Students at college level (I teach music education) have often already solidified ...
by WarrenS
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 06:12 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
I am breaking out of the series "Reading Ramblings" in the Readers and Book Lovers Group with this diary because it needs wider exposure. Whether it will get it or not is another question. Those ...
by don mikulecky
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat Apr 07, 2012 at 02:44 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
As a hanger on in these parts since the pre-scoop days [though I never bothered to register until election night 2004] I've pretty much seen the gamut of discussion. What fascinates me, from my ...
by lucid
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 11:02 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Many readers will remember Colbert's classic 'Reality has a well-known liberal bias" quote. Like all the best jesters, Colbert was using truth-through-humor to make a valid point - which is that ...
by ThatBritGuy
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu May 05, 2011 at 11:44 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] Before Ted Williams hit the viral big time I had the original YouTube video linked on my Facebook page, for I hoped ...
by paradox
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Jan 07, 2011 at 06:06 AM PST with 3 Recommends
A commenter in my most recent diary expressed a wish to read some more of my writing on music. With pleasure. Two things you need to know to understand this diary: 1. In Indian music, the notes ...
by WarrenS
Comment Count 27 comments on Wed Mar 03, 2010 at 08:16 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Seriously. How do you know anything? Generally, the idea of how we know things is called 'epistemology.' However, I think that for the purposes of this diary, that word only loosely applies, ...
by otto
Comment Count 55 comments on Sun Feb 14, 2010 at 04:39 PM PST with 15 Recommends
We've heard a lot of economics-bashing and a lot of bashing of the social sciences in general. They are supposedly useless. Are they? Studying one, I admit they certainly have their pitfalls. But ...
by Dauphin
Comment Count 26 comments on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 12:45 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Recently, one of my hardest working pupils, whose capacities have flowered tremendously over the past couple of years, sent me an e-mail about a long-running exchange she had been having with a ...
by SERMCAP
Comment Count 80 comments on Fri Nov 06, 2009 at 12:41 PM PST with 1 Recommend