One characteristic of a dogmatic belief system is that its members find themselves on a perpetual quest for purity. The … More
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. That’s the Eighth Amendment … More
A friend once took issue with my “Love animals, don’t eat them” shirt, stating without a hint of self-awareness that … More
I’ve written several times about the shortcomings of strict definitions of veganism. In particular, my concerns have focused on the … More
A common argument against veganism is that it’s an emotional, knee-jerk reaction that bleeding-heart liberals have in response to viewing … More
How Sam Harris’s fantasy of a better world impedes his thoughts about the real one.
This is a new type of post we’re trying out. The idea is that a question is posed to us, … More
Appealing to emotion — instead of reason — doesn’t work in trying to get others to go vegan. Here’s why.
It’s kind of cliche now, I know, to talk about being “red-pilled” Matrix-style into a new frame of thinking. It’s … More
There’s a lot of confusion over what it means to give rights to animals. Let’s clear it up.