In Defense of Marriage and Logic

    I despise illogical argument, and I love my wife.  But just as much, I love my culture, that sum of received practice, belief, and wisdom I have come to share, or to believe I share, with those around me. So my hair stands on end when libertarian Doug Mataconis of Outside the Beltway (and dozens of others, apparently) retweet self-described liberal statistician Peter Flom: If | Read More »

    What Kind of Global Warming Skeptic Are You?

    Skepticism, traditionally, is the notion that one should suspend all judgment in the investigation of facts. Skeptics are those who use logic and reason in the pursuit of truth, relying on genuine evidence rather than on emotion and intuition. The great skeptic David Hume said: “All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; | Read More »