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Shouldn't a philosophy professor be an idea conservative?
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on Politics, Part 2 at Keith Burgess-Jackson
If Cruz is nominated, I'll have to vote for him out of nerd solidarity.
I have no plans of getting right with anybody who insists I get right with him.
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2016 on Politics, Part 2 at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I'm on the same side as OWS with respect to bailouts.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2016 on Politics at Keith Burgess-Jackson
On the other hand, we're gaining manufacturing jobs and China is losing them...
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2016 on Free Trade at Keith Burgess-Jackson
My mathematical genealogy includes David Hilbert and Carl Friedrich Gauß.
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2016 on Academia at Keith Burgess-Jackson
The case against abortion is the same as the case for immigration: that basic human rights exist independently of membership in "society."
Cf. https://twitter.com/ChateauEmissary/status/713402122075770880
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2016 on Politics, Part 2 at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I oppose Trump because I've been explaining to leftists for the past 22 years that conservatives aren't like that and I don't want to have to apologize to them.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2016 on Politics, Part 4 at Keith Burgess-Jackson
The phrase "I know you are but what am I" comes to mind.
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2016 on Politics at Keith Burgess-Jackson
It sounds like you're moving left.
Toggle Commented Feb 28, 2016 on Politics, Part 2 at Keith Burgess-Jackson
One more time: Dollars sent overseas come back eventually.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2016 on Politics, Part 3 at Keith Burgess-Jackson
You're in favor of class warfare now?
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2016 on Politics at Keith Burgess-Jackson
"...when a woman's right to vote was being debated, he would have argued that such a thing was not written into the Constitution..." It wasn't at the time of the debates. We did that the right way, by Constitutional Amendment.
Politics has changed. I regret to say it's changed by Republicans joining in the chorus of "Direct someone else's wealth to me."
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2016 on From Today's New York Times at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Which elite? The ideological elite is pro-Cruz. The deal-making elite is Anybody But Cruz.
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2016 on Politics, Part 2 at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Also see the Jeff MacNelly tax form.
Don't forget caterpillars.
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2016 on Politics at Keith Burgess-Jackson
You'll be glad to know that only one philosopher signed this petition.
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2016 on Academentia at Keith Burgess-Jackson
America was least American during the "New Deal" in the aftermath of a strongly protective tariff. BTW, US industry has not been shrinking.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2015 on From Today's New York Times at Keith Burgess-Jackson
On the other hand...
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2015 on Security at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I understand young people commit a disproportionate number of crimes. Is it time to restrict birth?
A thinly-populated continent should not be cited as evidence of "over" population.
The two most common explanations for the lopsided political skew in academia are: 1) that right-wingers don't have the mental capacity to be a professor; 2) that hiring committees are discriminating against conservatives. I find both of those hard to believe. On the one hand, we see much less skew in people with advanced degrees who aren't professors. On the other hand, I haven't heard of enough examples of discrimination against conservatives. Speaking as a Ph.D. who's not a professor, I think this is probably because leftists are more likely to be attracted to shaping "young skulls full of mush." If you're going by "They say" instead of "It is," it's of utmost importance to influence what "They say." If you're going by "It is," such influence is of secondary importance.
Ideologues frequently assume that anybody who does not agree with them is an ideologue on the Other Side. If an ideologue on the Other Side shows you an inconclusive study, it's plausible that such a study was the best he could do and that, in turn, implies that the Other Side has no conclusive studies.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2015 on On expressive rationality at Stumbling and Mumbling