Announcing The Upcoming Opposite Day Symposium!
Last year, we had a delightful time writing a handful of posts for opposite day.
(Here‘s the original kickoff! James K wrote about The fallacy of separation of powers. Murali made a case for Democracy. Tod Kelly unravelled the mystery that is Kenny G. Jason Kuznicki explained how every market transaction is a swindle. Burt Likko’s dear friend Trub Okkil wrote on Constitutional Interpretation. Ethan Gach praised Liberty Itself. I had fun writting a little pro-theism essay. Plinko wrote against Global Trade. And Doc Saunders wrote against vaccination.)
Wasn’t that fun? That was fun! Anyways, I’m thinking that we should do that again. Moreover, I’m thinking that 12/12/12 would be a good day as a due date. Here are the ground rules, same as last year: Try to write an essay in defense of a position that is the opposite of a position that you actually and honestly hold. It’s tougher than it looks! Get your essays in (or mail them in, as guest-posts!) and we’ll read them on the 12/12/12 and enjoy (or not) Opposite Day one more time! We’ll see you there!