Monthly Archives: July 2011

Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 07/30/2011

Economics The US is a low tax country. Religion 50 Renowned Academics speaking about God:  Sexuality A study at Utah State University reveals that constant porn viewers don’t change their mental state.  Instead, it comes down to controlling one’s porn consumption … Continue reading

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Benatar Part Six: Concluding Remarks

Finally, we’re in our last chapter. This last one is reserved for a hodgepodge of replies and responses that Benatar encounters. Just to recap: In part one, I went through Benatar’s argument on why coming into existence is a harm. … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 07/23/11

Economics An awesome, interactive way to balance the budget with very detailed information.  I played it, ending up with a surplus.  (Now in Blogroll) New study shows that penis size is linked with economic growth.  At first I was skeptical, … Continue reading

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Benatar Part Five: Population and Extinction

In part one, I went through Benatar’s argument on why coming into existence is a harm. In part two, I went through Benatar’s argument on just how harmful coming into existence is. In part three, I went through Benatar’s anti-natalism. … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 07/16/2011

Sex The Onion never ceases to amaze me: How to Get a Guy to Notice You While You’re Having Sex. A debate about pornography in England.  I thought the opposition did a horrible job, which is why the house was … Continue reading

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Benatar Part Four: The “Pro-Death” View

In part one, I looked at Benatar’s argument for why coming into existence is always bad. In part two, I looked at Benatar’s argument on how bad coming into existence really is. In part three, I looked at Benatar’s anti-natalist position … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 7/9/2011

A lot of stuff has been happening.  Let’s check it out: Sex In the New York Times, Dan Savage talks about different forms of relationships in an interesting article about how non-monogamous relationships may not be so bad.  Keep things honest! … Continue reading

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Benatar Part Three: His Anti-Natalist Position

In part one, I looked at his argument on why coming into existence is a harm. In part two, I looked at why always coming into existence is always a harm and how harmful coming into existence really is. In … Continue reading

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Bleeding Heart Libertarian Blog is Reading Nozick’s Anarchy, State and Utopia

There’s a reading on the Bleeding Heart Libertarian blog.  I’ll index below and update it as the blog goes forward. Correcting One Big Misreading of Nozick: On The Structure of Anarchy, State, and Utopia Strange Absences in Anarchy, State, and … Continue reading

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