I find it very interesting that the media, politicians and video game industry all circle the wagons when video games are linked to violence in our society. I find it interesting for several reasons. First, while these folks deny the link, the U.S. Military is openly boasting about how well these violent games work at … Continue reading So, You Don’t Believe Video Games are Connected to a Rise in Violence?
Please take your time with this one. It's important. I am going to ask the reader to work with me on this one, please. This is because the subject is very important, and we all need to understand it, but I do not not how to set up the discussion. We all know what I … Continue reading LESSONS IN LOGIC: The Value of Stereotypes & Profiling
I have been trained in the formal use of logic. Consequently, I have a tendency to use certain terms in the same way they are used in formal logic. This post covers one of these terms that is important enough and which will occur often enough to warrant a specific post explaining how I am … Continue reading LESSONS IN LOGIC: The Formal Meaning of ‘Necessary’
There is a principle in the laws of logic that one cannot argue against something that is true by definition. We can argue whether or not a definition applies, or it has been applied correctly, but we cannot argue with a conclusion based on definition. This is because anything based on definition is true by … Continue reading LESSONS IN LOGIC: If The Shoe Fits…
For those who might be interested: I am fortunate enough that, for whatever reason, people find value in what I have to say. A couple weeks ago, this lead to my receiving an invitation to be a guest on a regional talk radio program, The Morning Drive with Steve Nichols. My first appearance can be … Continue reading TRTC on Talk Radio
I had a conversation about 'Freedom' today, and I nearly ended up in a fight with a friend who values the concept of freedom as dearly as myself. Why did this happen? Because we were using the same words to discuss two different understandings. But it got me to thinking: What -- exactly -- do … Continue reading What is ‘Freedom?’
Before we begin, I want to issue a warning. If you consider yourself to be a Socialist, Progressive or a Conservative, I am most likely going to provide you with a definition of 'Fascism' with which you are vehemently going to disagree. So, with that warning issued, let's just jump right in and start stirring … Continue reading What Is ‘Fascism?’