It's a big world, and somebody should make sense of it! Jim Hull, author of THE VAMPIRE IN FREE FALL, will take you on Adventures of the Mind, pointing out interesting stuff along the way from his unique perspective. Bring your curiosity, an open heart, and ideas of your own to share . . . and be sure to keep your hands and arms inside the ride at all times!

If the Feminists Are Wrong, Do the Chauvinists Win?

April 23, 2015

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Here’s a parlor game: count up the number of scientific discoveries hated by each side of the political spectrum. Currently the score is even. The Right rejects climate change while the Left despises GMO foods. Hard conservatives deny Evolution while extreme liberals deny … gender?  Feminists believe there’s no real difference between men and women’s minds and personalities. “Feminism is, of […]

Cartoon Tyrant

April 16, 2015

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. . . He is plausible and cunning. — Arthur Conan Doyle If there ever were another Hitler, would we see him coming? Or would he sneak into our lives and hearts and wreak destruction before we realized what was happening? Growing up, my impression of Hitler was formed by the consensus view that he was dangerously insane, […]

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Moral Crusade, Part 3

April 9, 2015

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[Continued from “Moral Crusade, Part 2”] The Absolute Moralist feels it is his duty to decide what is right and wrong for you. . . . In the most extreme cases, he may even feel morally obliged to kill you in order to save you from your misguided lack of belief. — Robert Ringer Just what […]

The Chauvinist Was Okay — a short story

April 2, 2015

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“Oh … my … GAWD!!” “What is it, honey?” “This news article. I just can’t believe it.” He walked over. She turned the laptop so he could see the screen. He bent down. “Okay … the headline says some lady ‘had a right to be in a park alone, Victoria police must apologize for saying she didn’t.’ Victoria?” “Australia.” He nodded. “So what happened?” […]

Moral Crusade, Part 2

March 26, 2015

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[Continued from “Moral Crusade, Part 1”] It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. — Robert A. Heinlein America’s founders began their revolt with the Declaration of Independence, which declared that “all men are created equal, that they […]

To Prevent Something Worse

March 18, 2015

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Most of the time we do good things, like working to earn money, or cooking dinner to eat, or playing a sport to have fun, or sleeping to refresh ourselves. Now and then, however, we will do something bad to prevent something worse. We let doctors cut us with knives to get rid of cancer. We […]

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The Moral Arc of Politics

March 11, 2015

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More than any other it is the Classical Liberal worldview grounded in reason and science that is bringing about moral progress—even when politics get in the way. — Michael Shermer, PhD — It’s considered a virtue to vote to force others to behave. This is called democracy. — In the United States, the original purpose […]

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