"To those who dismiss Watson's elevator comment, I offer Phaedra Starlings' excellent piece from 2009: Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced which sums up the matter quite…"
"I have myself been very, very angry about "God's plan" comments.
Nevertheless, was anything really served here except to move a heated and ongoing debate on theism to the center of what was meant to be a sincere expression of…"
"Let me guess: frustrated writer reduced to online snarking?
Anyway, you may not have noticed that the government has already invested billions in carrying out your Addictalypse. No need to take the matter into one's own hands when…"
"I too think that the vote issue is a side topic, although I agree with you.
Regarding treatment, we don't treat every person who abuses alcohol (a legal and dangerous drug) and we won't treat everyone who uses other drugs. However,…"
"It would solve the "Go to Thieves Camp" (i.e., prison) problem though. Seriously, do we need to rob our tax base by throwing more people behind bars? It'd be one thing if we were seriously committed to rehabilitation, but no one…"
"Here's someone who's got a whole planet of humans around her and not one of them is as important than her imaginary friend in the sky. She can be worried for your soul as long as you can also be deeply worried about the state of her mental…"
"Controversy about the writer Orson Scott Card aside, I thought his book Speaker for the Dead illustrated this concept brilliantly: the person making the speech before a group of mourners should at least know/research who s/he is referencing and…"