- Some interesting facts about love from the latest research. Good thing a philosopher has taken the time to investigate this stuff.
- I mentioned before about philosopher Clancy Martin writing an essay about how it’s necessary to lie in loving relationships. Here is an interview about how lying is necessary in a loving relationship. The interviewer? His wife. From the article itself:
Amie: What if this woman who cheated finds herself fantasizing about it a lot. She’s never contacted the guy, and she never will, but she thinks about him every time she sleeps with her husband.
Clancy: Wow, good one. For the record, you’re my wife, and if this happens, please lie to me about it.
Amie: Wait, that’s a good answer. Why?
Clancy: Because I don’t think I could handle the truth, but I want us to stay married. So I’m asking you to be the strong one, since it’s your deal, your mental affair. If you feel like it’s starting to threaten the relationship—if the only way for us to continue to be happily married is for you to get the truth out—well, then I’d ask you to find a gentle, caring way to do it. Don’t just say: “I can’t stop thinking about this guy I slept with, he was fantastic and had a huge—”
Amie: How come you didn’t go into detail about our marriage, or your previous two marriages, in the book?
Clancy: Two reasons: respect for you and my two previous wives, and respect for my daughters. And also, I guess, fear that you guys would all love me less if I were too bluntly honest. But truthfully there are some things I would love to say, but can’t, because I know they would really hurt people I love.
- A new way of saying “I do”? A new book investigates.
- Not new news, but interesting detail showing that sex is not binary, but a spectrum.
- Interesting article about asexuality and demisexuality.
- Marin Luther King, Jr. was influenced by Hegel, Kant, and Nietzsche to fight segregation.
- The pope has come out to say that those who choose to be child-free are selfish.
- There could be a major megadraught by 2050.
- Philosopher Rebecca Roache on swearing.