My Uncultured Viewpoint

I see that KPFA, the Public Broadcasting System station in Berkeley, California, has cravenly disinvited Richard Dawkins from speaking because he said:  It’s tempting to say all religions are bad, and I do say all religions are bad, but it’s a worse temptation to say all religions are equally bad because they’re not. If you…

A New Quantum Species

About eighty years ago, Erwin Schrödinger proposed a thought experiment. At that time, one school of ideas about quantum physics held that things could exist in a “quantum superposition” of two different states. However, as soon as someone observed the things in a quantum superposition, the superposition “collapsed” into just one state or the other.…

Voter Fraud Fraud

The Democratic Party sends me stuff. The latest is from Donna Brazile. You may remember Ms. Brazile. During the time when she was a CNN news analyst, she was also secretly providing Presidential Debate questions in advance to Hillary Clinton so that Hillary could pretend to be smarter than she is … in other words,…

Obstruction of Injustice

A few months ago (which these days upon reconsideration sometimes turns out to be a few years ago …) I heard a fascinating tape on PBS, the Public Broadcasting System. It was a recording of President Lyndon Johnson, known as LBJ, and J. Edgar Hoover, the head of the FBI. The conversation occurred in the…

Trademarked Hate Speech

I was overjoyed to see that the Asian-American band called “The Slants” has heard from a unanimous Supreme Court that their band name is legal. They had been denied the right to use their band name based on a trademark law called the Lanham Act. It was a part of the Lanham Act that the…

Animal, Vegetable, or E. O. Wilson

I was discussing this issue on another venue, and I went back and re-read one of my previous posts. I thought it was worth repeating, so I’m re-posting it here.    Buoyed by the equal parts of derision and support I received for writing in “I am So Tired Of Malthus” about how humans are…

Recusal and Refusal

When Robert Mueller was appointed Special Counsel to look into the to-date totally evidence-free allegations of collusion between Trumpworld and Russia, I had no problem with Mueller’s long and very close personal and professional friendship with James Comey, the ex-Director of the FBI. Their relationship has been described as “mentor  –  mentee” and “teacher –…