Guided or Unguided Evolution

This article will briefly discuss the fact that since the dawn of man at latest evolution, if it exists at all, has been guided evolution. In the evolution debate there are many sides. The sides we always hear about are the Intelligent Design side and the Evolution side, but even inside the evolution side not … Read more Guided or Unguided Evolution

LoUP Independently Validated

This article will discuss a philosophy article I just crossed and note that it independently verifies an old idea of mine. Philosophy, the “unknown knowns”, and the public use of reason is the name of an article I recently encountered from an author by the name of Slavoj Žižek. The article was apparently published in 2006 but … Read more LoUP Independently Validated

Monetary Policy and National Defense

This article will discuss the relationship between the monetary policy of a nation and its national defense. There is a relationship between economic policy and national defense. In particular, a government must ensure a strong and stable national currency in order for defense spending to be effective. When a country’s central bank prints money or … Read more Monetary Policy and National Defense

Lessons from the 2013 Cuccinelli Race

Exit Polling Analysis for 2013 VA Governor’s Race Summary For Republicans, a focus on the economy, Obamacare, positive messaging, strong fundraising, a strong campaign and avoidance of extremist labels seems to be a good move forward. The unmarried demographic, in particular females, also require careful attention. Other parties have major lessons to be learned here … Read more Lessons from the 2013 Cuccinelli Race

Sexual Military Reform a Problem

This article highlights the fact that reports of military sexual assault have dramatically increased recently and identifies potential reasons for this. Bryan Fischer, the radio show host of Focal Point with Bryan Fischer on American Family Radio, pointed out via social media today that a prediction he made has become true: I read the linked … Read more Sexual Military Reform a Problem

On Abortion and Life

This article will discuss abortion and what some good ideas of the start of life might be. Figuring out just when life starts can be surprisingly difficult. It makes us consider what it means to be or to be human which can be simple prima facie, but difficult to do rigorously. A person with no … Read more On Abortion and Life

Was the Government Shutdown Good for the Job Market?

This article will argue that it is possible the government shutdown was actually good for the job market. Washington Post and many others report that in the month of October the US economy picked up tens of thousands of jobs more than were expected. The article goes on to talk about how the official unemployment … Read more Was the Government Shutdown Good for the Job Market?

The Left-Science Complex Continues

This article discusses the fact that big science and big government are still in a negative relationship. I have written extensively on the fact that science is poorly practiced in a number of ways. Problems include the fact that science research is largely government funded which creates economic, moral and accuracy hazards and it also … Read more The Left-Science Complex Continues

Statistics Evolved

This article will attack two problems in statistics. The two problems are the selection bias in sampling and the arbitrary nature of common alpha levels. Most statisticians know that the ideal way to sample is a simple random sample, but what if that simple random sample is arguably not representative of the whole population? The … Read more Statistics Evolved

School Choice and Zero Tolerance

Tyack and Cuban state that the only constant in education is reform. They make this simple argument a little more sophisticated by noting that not all reforms are the same. Some are adopted quickly and others are adopted more slowly. Some last a short while and others last longer. Some reforms are themselves reformed and … Read more School Choice and Zero Tolerance