Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Jan. 20, 2015)


  • What to do with our dead bodies?  Charlie Huenemann offers a nice proposal.


  • I mentioned before about a charged incident that happened to my colleague, Cheryl Abbate.  She has posted a blog about the aftermath.



  • A fascinating article about how online dating is undermining commitment, and therefore monogamy.  From the article itself:

The positive aspects of online dating are clear: the Internet makes it easier for single people to meet other single people with whom they might be compatible, raising the bar for what they consider a good relationship. But what if online dating makes it too easy to meet someone new? What if it raises the bar for a good relationship too high? What if the prospect of finding an ever-more-compatible mate with the click of a mouse means a future of relationship instability, in which we keep chasing the elusive rabbit around the dating track?

Of course, no one knows exactly how many partnerships are undermined by the allure of the Internet dating pool. But most of the online-dating-company executives… agreed with what research appears to suggest: the rise of online dating will mean an overall decrease in commitment.


  • The boy who co-wrote The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven—not to be confused with Heaven is for Real—lied and said he made it up to get attention.



Social Issues

  • Utah, you’re doing it right: 
  • Then again, Utah, you’re doing it wrong: 

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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2 Responses to Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Jan. 20, 2015)

  1. thekillerj says:

    I like the box idea. What would you put in your box, Shaun?

  2. shaunmiller says:

    That’s a good question. I’d like to say my cell phone, but that doesn’t seem so unique because pretty much everyone has one. What sort of items do I own that makes people think, “that’s Shaun?” I’d probably have a book that I heavily marked up, a CD from my favorite band (in the future, I’m sure CDs will be relics), perhaps my wallet, and a button of some sort. Then again, I really like the viking ship and flaming arrows passing by.

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