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Blog Archive: June 2016

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Reason Doesn't Make Us Robots

Jun 14, 2016 10:04:45 AM
Jun 14, 2016 10:04:59 AM
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    I get so tired of comments section warriors declaring that some of my more emotive pieces are "religious" because they incorporate an appeal to the heart.   In their minds, we should all be machines, quickly chomping data points from an isolated perch on Mount Seleya, cordoning off whole sections of our humanity.   Two things:   1) It's perfectly fine to have feelings in regard to the things we think about.   2) The church pastors are often really good at emotive st...

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The Reason Rally "Failure"

Jun 8, 2016 5:11:45 PM
Jun 13, 2016 9:24:37 AM
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  I just posted my video recap of the 2016 Reason Rally.  Watch it HERE. I realize that a group of toxin-spewing malcontents stands ready to build their soapboxes on top of the shit they're slinging at the Reason Rally. Attendance was down for the 2016 rally, and there's a small-yet-vocal club eager to declare (FEMINISM!) that their pet gripe (SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS!) was the cause. There are, in fact, a great number of potential causes, from the diminishing novelty, to the speaker lineup,...

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