The Great American Bigot

by MARK HARVEY

There are a number of videos circulating on the web that show angry white people screaming at Mexicans and Mexican-Americans to “Go back to where you came from!” It takes a special brand of stupid for, say, a Texan living in a town with a name like Llano located in Llano County to tell a Mexican or Mexican-American to “go back to where they came from.” Continue reading The Great American Bigot

Summary of “How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist”

I recently read an article in The Atlantic by Tristan Harris, a former Product Manager at Google who studies the ethics of how the design of technology influences people’s psychology and behavior. Continue reading Summary of “How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist”

Kurt Baier “The Meaning of Life”

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Kurt Baier (1917 – 2010) was an Austrian moral philosopher who received his DPhil at Oxford in 1952. He spent most of his career at the University of Pittsburgh, authored the influential, The Moral Point of View: A Rational Basis of Ethics, and was one of the most important moral philosophers of the second half of the twentieth century. Continue reading Kurt Baier “The Meaning of Life”

My Wife and I Survived Covid

I first tested positive for Covid on Saturday evening, September 3. I had been feeling terrible the previous 24 hours. I got progressively worse over the weekend—I could barely move, ached all over, coughed constantly, felt as if my throat was being cut with razor blades, and ran a fever of 103 (my normal temperature is about 97.) Continue reading My Wife and I Survived Covid