Monthly Archives: November 2012

Question Lady Question

The Question Lady writes: When is it OK for somebody to use their iPhone (or any phone) when they’re out with other people?

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Animal Hoarding and Disability

Paleo Retiree writes: Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working my way through an Animal Planet “animal hoarders” show on the tube. (Actually on Netflix Instant — haven’t had a cable subscription in years. Why bother with one? The … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Demographics, Personal reflections, Politics and Economics, Television | Tagged , , | 18 Comments

Listing Movies: Vintage Martial Arts

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Do you like movie lists as much as I do? They seem to me to be a great way to explore movie history — perhaps even the only way. A fledgling movie buff could do a lot worse … Continue reading

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Reading List on Sci-Tech and Ethics

Fenster writes: What ethical assumptions will need to be written into the programs for driverless cars, and who will make the decisions? Is it moral to print a gun? Is the return of eugenics in some form inevitable?

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epiminondas writes: Well, more fool you.

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Paleo Retiree writes: Does the U.S. even have a conservative tradition? Bettina Arndt (bouncing off of Roy Baumeister and Kathleen Vohs) takes a look at the state of today’s sexual marketplace. Should the British government be more frank about who’s sexually … Continue reading

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Are Graduation Important?

Fenster writes: Two schools of thought on the current crisis in higher education. They are not mutually exclusive by any means, but there is a definite tension between the two. On the one hand, we have Bill Gates.  Here is … Continue reading

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