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Tag Archive: gay marriage

Apr 28 2013

Presenting the stupidest anti-gay-marriage article in world history, part 1

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(TL;DR advisory: This one’s a biggie. The word “asshole” is frequently used.) A few days back, one of my Facebook friends (well, she’s an IRL friend too, but Facebook is where she contacted me, so anyway…) asked me to help her fisk this article. Took me a while, what with a busy week going on, …

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Dec 12 2012

Answering Justice Scalia

Recently, during the Q&A period following his talk at Princeton, Justice Scalia asked the following… “If we cannot have moral feelings against homosexuality, can we have it against murder?” So, I thought I’d take a moment to answer his questions.

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Nov 07 2012

Post election open thread

Okay, okay, I know not all atheists are behind Barack Obama… so congratulations or condolences depending on where you happen to land on that question.  However, I offer some reasons for the great majority of us to be cheerful today: Gay marriage.  Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular …

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Jun 19 2012

The structure of social revolutions, part 2

A bit more than a month ago, I spoke about Thomas Kuhn’s notion of scientific revolutions.  In the case of Copernicus’ heliocentric model, and in many other cases throughout history, a major scientific discovery was not accepted by the scientific community, or in the public at large, within the generation of the person who discovered …

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