Let’s See What’s in the News Today: 09/03/2011



  • Don’t have time to read the philosophy greats?  Squash your readings.  (now in blogroll)
  • Awesome blog that summarizes some philosophical ideas into a colloquial (maybe a frat-speak) language.  Hilarious!  (now in blogroll)


  • All the gods you wanted to know about.


  • An essay on the positive effects of casual sex.
  • Being single isn’t that bad; in fact, it can be a great benefit.
  • Awesome interactive graphs on the sexual mores of people.  Note: the surveys were done in Britain, but I think most of it can be similar to American standards as well.  It would be interesting if they could do the same thing for Americans.
  • Essay showing that there is no evidence that cohabiting produces bad parents.  You can continue the debate here.
  • Women who want casual sex typically go after sexist men.  Eh, not really.  It should really be titled “Sexist Women Who Want Casual Sex Seek Sexist Men.”  The main reason is that men use either heavy come-on lines or very aggressive initiatives, and the sexist women (meaning against their own gender) find that women should be “in their place” and be dominated by men as acceptable.
  • K-Y Brand Lubricant introduces a new commercial with lesbians: 
  • Some real numbers about HIV breakouts that compares the porn industry and the rest of the population.  It turns out that HIV within the porn industry is statistically better than the population at large: “the rate of HIV infection among the LA porn population is somewhere around 0.0007% of the population versus the general population’s 0.0016%.”
  • Circumcision in the US is declining.
  • Simply horrible! UN peacekeepers in the Ivory Coast enticed underage girls to trade sex for food.
  • Oxytocin–otherwise known as the neurotransmitter and hormone or simply the “cuddle drug”–may not actually be that effective.

About shaunmiller

I have just completed a visiting position as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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