Taking Notes from the Creationist Playbook

I’ve been continuing to follow the the unfolding saga about the descent of Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying and the Dark Horse Podcast down the conspiracist rabbit hole and I noticed something. The more I listen to Bret and Heather, the more they remind me of creationists. Now for two evolutionary biologists being likened to creationists […]

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Critical Race Theory Isn’t What You Think It Is

Lots of people are discussing the growing influence of “Critical Race Theory” into schools and society as a whole. But what does that even mean? A decade ago, Critical Race Theory had a well established meaning. It was a rather niche field of academic study focused in the law spearheaded by (among others) Derrick Bell […]

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On The alleged crackpottery of Bret Weinstein

Years ago, I watched with dismay as Dr. Bret Weinstein, a professor at Evergreen State College, was chased out of his tenured position by a student led mob calling him a racist and making demands of the administration. He — and unavoidably by proxy his wife, Dr. Heather Heying — became the the prototypical victims […]

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Can God Lie?

I wanted to respectfully disagree with the content of this video from Venaloid: I want to disagree with the argument and I suppose in the process become God’s Advocate. (Rather than the Devil’s Advocate.) Not to say that I think god exists — spoiler: he doesn’t — but that arguments of this type aren’t entirely […]

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Understanding J.K. Rowling

Update: Partway through writing this, I realized the length was getting out of hand. So this will be split into (at least three posts. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 I have spent the last two weeks watching the world come together denouncing J.K. Rowling for transphobia. My first impression was that this […]

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