Category Archives: ethics

Quaker Eugenics: Antinomies and Paradoxes

Some of history’s most famous and infamous hereditarians were Quakers: Samuel Morton, Francis Galton, Karl Pearson, Daniel Garrison Brinton, and Henry Herbert Goddard. In varying degrees, they exhibited a passion for knowledge and scientific research, concern for the improvement of … Continue reading

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Uses and Abuses of Autonomy

If you’ve studied bioethics, you know that the principles of bioethics are autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice. You also know that autonomy, especially in the early days, got most of the press. I was one of the people who saw … Continue reading

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Own the Libs Boycott (poem)

Whatever the liberals do, You’re against it. You’d destroy their position, If you could understand it. You bought an expensive coffee pot Just to destroy in some boycott. But liberals have done something new, So you have to set fire … Continue reading

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Judging the Judge

Mark Judge knows the judge, Maybe a bit too well, The judge wants Judge to fudge, But in time truth will tell.

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Corporatocracy and Me

The East India Company was the first modern corporation, And it is credited with introducing the world to markets that are free, But it brought the free market enforced by the world’s largest standing army. It was the beginning of … Continue reading

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The Productivity Syndrome (or why I stopped writing philosophy)

Originally posted on UP@NIGHT:
You are at a conference, wandering around the book exhibit.  A former colleague walks up and greets you.  A few minutes into the conversation she asks the inevitable question.  “So, what are you working on?” …

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US and UK Pudding Differences

Americans are sometimes confused by how Brits use the word “pudding.” In the UK, “pudding” basically just means dessert, so anything sweet could be a pudding. For example, what Americans call pudding (something kind of similar to a blancmange) would … Continue reading

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