Browsing All posts tagged under »Someone is wrong on the internet«

Why Human Achievement Hour is a Silly Idea

March 28, 2012


Today is human achievement hour. If you haven’t heard of human achievement hour, I can’t say I blame you. It turns out that the Competitive Enterprise Institute has designated the hour between 8:30 and 9:30 PM on March 28-the anniversary of the moon landing- to celebrate the fruits of human innovation. If you leave it […]

Man up and stop being such a whiny misogynist.

November 9, 2011


TRIGGER WARNING FOR LANGUAGE DESCRIBING VIOLENT SEXUAL ASSAULT Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: In Mala Fide is an online magazine dedicated to publishing heretical and unpopular ideas. Ideas that polite society considers “racist,” “misogynistic,” “homophobic,” “bigoted” or other slurs used to shut down critical thinking and maintain the web of delusions that keep […]

Reflections on a Basilica Part 2: In Defense of a Humanist Cathedral

October 27, 2011


I promise that I’ll be done bragging about my trip to Belgium after this. First, however, I need to share one more thought I had on Sint Pieters Basilica in Ghent. Last time around, I explained why non-theists should not want to deprive the religious of the emotional impact of such spaces. Now, however, I’m […]

Salvaging Masculinity

October 5, 2011


I stumbled across this article on Twitter today. It’s conclusion is pretty silly: “The Founding Fathers believed, and the evidence still shows, that industriousness, marriage and religion are a very important basis for male empowerment and achievement. We may need to say to a number of our twenty-something men, ‘Get off the video games five […]

Skepticism and Tolerance

August 19, 2011


I am getting increasingly exhausted trying to reconcile my views with the skeptical movement. I, like most skeptics, am frustrated by the pervasiveness of such unscientific nonsense as climate change denial, high-school creationism and conspiracy theorists. I am, however, continually distressed by the constant unnecessary antagonism displayed by some of the movement’s biggest names. Case in […]