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No, You're Not More Likely to Be Killed by a Right-Wing Extremist than an Islamic Terrorist

| by Damion Daniels |

On 22nd May, 2017, a 22 year old jihadist named Salman Ramadan Abedi wandered into the Manchester Arena during a concert populated primarily by young teens and their parents, and detonated a suicide bomb, killing 22 people including an 8 year old girl, and injuring approximately 120 others. 2,884 more words

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Post-Truth by Rev. Dustin Bartlett

Post-Truth

by Rev. Dustin Bartlett

“That’s where the truth comes from, ladies and gentlemen – the gut.  Did you know that you have more nerve endings in your stomach than in your head?  644 more words

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After Manchester: Our Conversation About Islam Must Pave the Way for Politicians

| by Jonathan Gleadell |

The Twitter outpourings on the evening of the Manchester attack included those sickened by people making jokes and infuriated by the associations made with a religious doctrine before all the facts had come in. 1,548 more words

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It's not what you think

Chris Cornell died early Thursday morning. His band Soundgarden played a show on Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in Detroit. Two hours after the show ended, he was gone. 1,616 more words

Musings

poison21 reblogged this on Four Square Miles of Noise and commented:

Re-blogging this thoughtful and poignant essay. It is also incredibly sad. One phrase was especially haunting, "...it’s really about depression and cynicism. Those two go hand-in-hand, along with their nasty little sister, anxiety. When the three of them get going, they just eat hope as quickly as it can be summoned."

Sokal Affair 2.0: Penis Envy: Addressing Its Critics

| by Helen Pluckrose |

“The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct” written by Jamie Lindsay and Peter Boyle is a peer-reviewed paper published by the online journal… 1,907 more words

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This Is Your Brain on Ideology

| by Barry Purcell |

PATHOLOGY: What is “ideology” and why is it bad?

Like “postmodernism” or “feminism,” an ideology can have as many meanings as there are people using the term. 2,076 more words

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Mumbo Jumbo Has Conquered the World

| by Malhar Mali |

Post-truth, post-fact, post-reality. You don’t need a lengthy introduction on the state of the world. You just need to take a look around: A man who wavers between imbecile and potential despot sits in the highest office of the land; the far-Left in the academy enjoys titillating itself with concepts of postmodernity; the GOP engages in a demagogic post-truthiness, while its black sheep of a relation (first name “alt”) is busy sending the mainstream media into tizzies by co-opting “OK” signs as white supremacist on… 1,421 more words

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