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The Neurodiversity Case for Free Speech

Fabulous article, beautifully written. Geoffrey Miller in Quillette. Here’s the problem. America’s informal ‘speech norms’, which govern what we’re allowed to say and what we’re not, were created and imposed by ‘normal’ brains, for ‘normal’ brains to obey and enforce. Formal speech codes at American universities were also written by and for the ‘neurotypical’ Asperger’sautismfree speechgeoffrey millerliberalityneurodiversityPhilosophy…

The Dupe Army or the True Taste Restaurant

In the past I’ve sung the praises of Eric Weinstein’s quality of mind, i.e. his intellectual honesty and rigor pervading eclectic interests that are never monomaniacal. Though its always a pleasure to listen to Eric talk on any topic I want to direct your attention to the Cartesian graph he first mentioned about a year ago on…

First Church of Intersectionality

The always insightful and elegant Elizabeth Corey in First Things. Individuality is secondary to group identity. Soon the church-like atmosphere evolved into a political rally. Intersectional scholars are, by definition, unhappy with their situations in life. Gender, sexuality, family, ­hierarchy, capitalism, and, most of all, the university and its “pretense” to objective knowledge must be…

Some Ballsy Canucks

On this, the day that Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, this is dedicated to those who I know are fighting the good fight. From yesteryear, we have George Beurling, quite the complex character. I can easily imagine several current prominent Canadians that “The Falcon of Malta’s” fuck off sign might well be addressed to, not least the gormless…

Funky Friday

This is one of the great performances from that superb series Live From Daryl’s House. I’m very much looking forward to seeing Booker T. live soon. There have been so many top-notch artists on the show, some of my favourites include: The O’Jays, Blind Boys of Alabama, Sharon Jones, and Joe Walsh (a bit disappointed with the Nick…