Tag: sociology

At Cross-Purposes

For one segment of society, the live birth of a baby at 26 weeks is cause for celebration. For another, abortion after 26 weeks is exercising the “right to choose”. When and how will our society resolve this conflict? World’s smallest baby ready to go home CHICAGO (AP) — A baby who weighed less than …

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Europe

I found it amusing that in this review of Jeremy Rifkin’s hagiography of the EU, the only suggestion to help combat his beloved EU’s population implosion was to have more non-EU immigrants come in (does he really want an Islamic Europe while he’s at it? Will Italians dig the “halal prosciutto” from their local butcher?). …

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Dude, Check Out This Research!

Since this research was performed in Pittsburgh and I frequently use the word “dude” myself, I couldn’t resist posting this. Linguist Deciphers Uses of Word ‘Dude’ PITTSBURGH – Dude, you’ve got to read this. A linguist from the University of Pittsburgh has published a scholarly paper deconstructing and deciphering the word “dude,” contending it is …

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The Sin of Nice

Recently, the proprietor of this blogspace, Mr. Funky Dung, commented about the "nice things" I say here from time to time. Though I am reasonably certain that Mr. Dung intended it as a compliment, perhaps in the vein of "nice arse kicking" or "nice proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem," part of me was quite taken …

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Irrational and/or Pathological

I don’t have time right now to answer in full Theomorph’s latest intellectual challenge, but I’ll take a moment to react to this: Many people have argued that we make laws against acts like murder, theft, and assault because we have no choice if we want to maintain a stable society. We have even created …

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