- A study shows that about 95% of women who get an abortion have no regrets.
- Hilde Lindemann makes a case for an opt-out system of organ donation rather than the default opt-in system.
- An interview with Peter Singer about killing carnivorous animals, war, the environment, abortion and infanticide, and altruism.
- Speaking of Peter Singer, he has a lot of controversial views. Because of that, he has been disinvited to a conference and there’s a petition to have him fired from his job. Robert P. George disagrees completely with Singer’s views. Yet, George makes the case that Singer does not deserve to be fired. Rather, his ideas ought to be heard and in order to defeat Singer’s argument, you must take on his arguments. That’s what academic freedom is all about.
- How innovations become important in hindsight. My favorite quote from this:
- I’ve never heard of it.
- I’ve heard of it but don’t understand it.
- I understand it, but I don’t see how it’s useful.
- I see how it could be fun for rich people, but not me.
- I use it, but it’s just a toy.
- It’s becoming more useful for me.
- I use it all the time.
- I could not imagine life without it.
- Seriously, people lived without it?
- We often think that justice or fairness is some sort of merit. A study shows that that view of justice is learned and not something inherent.
- Why Inequality Matters. tl;dr: Conservative position is that to fix inequality, you must provide opportunities. Liberal position is that to provide opportunities, you must fix inequality. The article argues that the liberal position is the correct view.
- Why doesn’t libertarianism appeal to women? My answer is that most libertarian positions don’t help women.
- How the 5 major religions spread throughout the world.
- The editor of Charlie Hebdo says he is done drawing Muhammad cartoons.
- California and Oregon are the first states to allow women to get birth control without a doctor’s prescription.
- Women who wear red has been known to be a courtship tactic according to the latest research. To further this thesis, a recent study shows that women are more likely to wear red during their most fertile time.