Daily Archive: April 21, 2010

No epistemic closure here!

One response to the debate over conservatism and “epistemic closure” has been to argue that, well, conservatism is ailed by no such disease. I highlighted Jim Manzi’s excellent takedown of Mark Levin’s Liberty and...

Glee Week 1 Back Review

I have to say my Glee predictions turned out to be truer and materialize faster than I had anticipated.  They tried the failed we’re going to be popular/now we’re not slushy in the face...

“We are out of the eradication business”

Jason’s 4/20 cri de coeur is well taken, but here’s a bit of hopeful news on the drug war front from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: Danger Room: I’m also mystified...

You Neanderthal!

Evidence of Stone Age inter-breeding gives new meaning to an old insult.

Plato’s Republic (3): The Soul

In The Republic, Plato attempts to translate the Sacred Order of transcendent Being into the Social Order of the Polis. In a philosophical soul, the higher reason will rule over the lower instincts by...