Monthly Archives: January 2021

Note to B—-: Science and Religion

Fenster writes: B—- We have been discussing Science and Religion: Are They Compatible, a 2003 collection of essays edited by Paul Kurtz. You ask what I make of it. My overall response was very much in tune with Razib Khan’s … Continue reading

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Watching Freedom of Speech Speed Atrophy in Real Time

Fenster writes: It is a good thing we have free speech embedded in the Constitution since it is damn near impossible to amend the thing. Further, hypocrisy being the tribute vice pays to virtue, there is as of yet no … Continue reading

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Fenster Carlson writes: Tucker Carlson: Good evening and welcome to Tucker Carlson Tonight. The events that unfolded in dramatic fashion on January 6 were terrible. It is terrible that we saw violence take place in the one building that most symbolizes … Continue reading

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Note to K—-, on the morning of January 6

K—-: You write that perhaps Pence can simply not open some of the envelopes. I am not so sure about that one. I have not heard the argument that Pence can decline to open an envelope. And I don’t see … Continue reading

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Notes on Barbara and Night Train to Lisbon

Fenster writes: Two movies on the personal and the political. Barbara and Night Train to Lisbon. Is the personal the political? And if it is should it be? Sure sure history is a human enterprises driven by people, so politics … Continue reading

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