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Tag Archive: reasoning

Sep 18 2013

Having children and selfishness

I wrote a piece replying to another South African writer regarding the tired assertion linking selfishness and child-free. I’ve been trying to tease out a proper justification for why someone would claim you’re selfish for not wanting children, but it’s never really held firmly. At the very least, I can “understand” what my opponents in …

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Jun 09 2013

If your “science” has no data, no one should believe you

The British writer Martin Robbins has a long and important battle against what he terms “data-free celebrity science”. This is “science” as touted by those who have established themselves as good scientists or thinkers – among their colleagues – and proceeded to use that goodwill to build a soapbox to spread their ideas.

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