Monthly Archives: May 2015

Let’s See What’s in the News Today (May 31, 2015)

Abortion Majority of Americans are pro-choice:  Animals There’s an app where you can walk someone else’s dog and get paid for it. Anti-Natalism Listen to an interview with David Benatar about the Harm of Coming Into Existence.  Note: I’ve written … Continue reading

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Data, Graphs and the Same-Sex Marriage Case

Wow!  There are 21 graphs that detail the same-sex marriage case along with public opinion and the Supreme Court.  You can even play around with the data.  Really fascinating.

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Explaining Privilege in Comic Form

Toby Morris made a brief comic explaining privilege. A snippet is below:  Check out the whole thing here.

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How Sexual Equality can Lead to Income Inequality

I mentioned a study about how your hometown can affect whether you get married early or not. Another study about how sexual equality can lead to income inequality.  With both genders more likely to marry within the same educational bracket, … Continue reading

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Judge Rules against Abstinence-Only Sex Education

A judge in California has ruled against abstinence-only sex education because it violated the the state law by failing to provide adequate information and instruction on sexual health and HIV prevention. Part of the ruling reads: Plaintiffs claim that the … Continue reading

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Your Hometown Affects your Chances of Marriage

NY Times has released an interactive map about where you live affects when you get married.  The pattern is that the more liberal place you live, the more likely you’ll postpone marriage:  You can check out the interactive map here, … Continue reading

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Study: Millennials have More Relaxed Attitudes Regarding Sex, but Have Fewer Partners

According to a study, millennials these days may have casual hookups, but they have less partners than their parents did. What other relaxed attitudes are there? Premarital Sex In the 1970s, 29% of Americans thought premarital sex was acceptable. By … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (May 11, 2015)

Health A study about standing desks shows that it increases productivity by as much as 12% as well as combat childhood obesity. Justice Philosopher Elizabeth Anderson makes a case for inequalities we can live with: Current justifications for extreme inequality … Continue reading

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Existential Comics: Advice On How to Study Philosophy as an Amateur

Existential Comics does some fantastic comics displaying philosophical views through comics.  In a recent blog post, the author gave some advice of how to study philosophy.  What I found intriguing is that he never took any philosophy classes while he … Continue reading

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Nebraskan Woman Sues All Homosexuals

A woman from Nebraska is calling herself the “ambassador” for plaintiffs “God and His Son, Jesus Christ.”  She is suing all homosexuals on Earth for breaking “religious and moral laws.” The docket is entered as Driskell v. Homosexuals where the “ambassador,” Sylvia Ann … Continue reading

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