Category Archives: Philosophy sans Sophistry

More Thoughts on the Congressional Baseball Shooting: 17 Jun, 2017

In a previous post on this topic, I made three observations about the incident in question. They can be summarized follows: (1) The shooting will leave Steve Scalise impotent and incontinent for years, perhaps for the rest of his life; … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Congressional Baseball Shooting: 15 Jun, 2017

As almost all of you must have heard by now, a guy opened fire on some republican members of congress and lobbyists at a practice session for a “charity” baseball match yesterday. The shooter, named James Hodgkinson, was a 66-year … Continue reading

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Pedestalling of Women by American vs Non-American Men: 1

While I am not a big fan or user of Instagram, it is an interesting social network to keep track of how people all around the world want to present themselves to others. Over the years, I have noticed an … Continue reading

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The Business Model of SpaceX is a Quintessentially American Fraud

I have been meaning to write this particular post for a few months now, but was not sure how to compress into something that can be comfortably read in one sitting. On the other hand, aiming for too much optimization … Continue reading

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My Opinion about the ‘Ancient Astronaut’ Theory: 2

Towards the end of the previous post in this series, I wrote something to the effect that mythical accounts suggesting sporadic, transient and accidental contact between extraterrestrials and human beings are far more likely than those which claim purposeful, extended … Continue reading

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The Genius of Kathy Griffin’s Intentionally Inflammatory Photo Shoot

More than a few of you might have (by now) come across news, photos or video clips showing the controversial photo shoot by Kathy Griffin holding what resembles a bloody severed head with vague resemblance to Donald Trump. Predictably many … Continue reading

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Attempts to Implement a Beef Ban in India Will Backfire Badly

A few of you might have heard about recent attempts by the right-wing-ish ruling party in India to implement a ban of people eating beef through a number of laws and rules. While I seldom write posts about events in … Continue reading

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