Category Archives: Law

Atheism and Social Justice

I’m an atheist. I’m an atheist because the idea of a higher power seems, to me, absurd on the face of it. I find it downright impossible to believe in something like that. There are a myriad number of reasons … Continue reading

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On Free Speech…

We need to have a sit-down about this whole “free speech” thing. Not because free speech is a fundamentally bad idea… it’s really not. In fact, free speech is not only a great idea, but extremely important in the advancement … Continue reading

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BitTorrent and Bootlegs: Are they Bad or Good?

The following is a paper I wrote for my Legal Issues for the Musician class. In it I talk a bit about BitTorrent and bootlegs. I then propose a possible business model for making these things lucrative. I got an … Continue reading

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Talk About Self-Refuting!

Does anyone read the Toronto Star? I don’t, because I live in Florida, USA. But I do get Google alerts on atheism, and this incredibly inane letter submitted to the Toronto Start turned up in my inbox: Reader Rudy Grant … Continue reading

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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

I’m not going to go into a huge spiel about this documentary. You need to see it for yourself. I don’t care how; find it on HBO, buy the DVD (if there is one), look for it on Netflix, torrent … Continue reading

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A Miniseries about NASA

For anyone actually paying attention, it becomes readily obvious that NASA desperately needs more money. Neil deGrasse Tyson (one of my heroes) has tried for a very long time to get the NASA budget increased, but has so far, depressingly, … Continue reading

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Savita Halappanavar

Lupus in Flight – HEARTBEAT BBC News Europe – Woman dies after abortion request ‘refused’ at Galway hospital Freethought Blogs: Pharyngula – It’s Time to Abort the Catholic Church Butterflies & Wheels – Over 140 Medical Professionals, Ireland Speaks Up, … Continue reading

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(Almost) 15 Things You Should Know About Marijuana

I say almost because point #9 is not well-researched. The rest of the points are relatively accurate. The pic is after the fold. I’ll be doing another post on how I feel about marijuana and the legalization thereof, but in … Continue reading

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