Last week, I wrote about what I call the “moral force” of veganism. People really want to think of themselves … More
The Invisible Moral Force
No one is forcing anyone to go vegan, not on an individual level and not on a policy level. So why are we often accused of forcing people to go vegan? The answer is the reason why, I believe, we may come to see a vegan world. And not by force.
Can We Separate Ethics from Emotion?
I used to worship Sam Harris. I still listen to him from time to time and find that he sometimes … More
Do Vegans Know What We’re Missing?
If you’re like me, you often encounter people online who, typically in response to a vegan posting about veganism, take … More
Why Conservatives Should Go Vegan
I’m no conservative, and I won’t pretend to be one. But I’d like to make an appeal to the conservative-minded … More
How to Recognize a Bullshitter, pt. 1
I like to think I have a pretty good bullshit detector, but sometimes I notice something new. This causes me … More
Why Veganism Feels Good
It’s common for a recounting of one’s switch to veganism to be punctuated by at least one “I just felt … More
Another Answer to the Livestock Problem
My impression is that the “what do we do with the leftover cows?” question-turned-argument has been increasing in popularity, so … More
Let’s Get Our Priorities Straight
One characteristic of a dogmatic belief system is that its members find themselves on a perpetual quest for purity. The … More
What The Eighth Amendment Reveals
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. That’s the Eighth Amendment … More