Category Archives: Those that are trained

Jacques Derrida: Mostly Harmless

You’d think a software engineer who believes clear communication to be the cornerstone of intellectual honesty would really have it in for Jacques Derrida, but in fact my attitude towards him is one of affection. I had a go at Of Grammatology … Continue reading

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Come Out And Play

Imagine the following dialog between a mathematician and a philosopher. Both are actually me since I’m making the whole thing up, but play along because there are a few good points to be had, and I end with a dirty little secret. … Continue reading

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The Golden Hammer of Disdain

A few years back on the late great message board Plastic.com I got into a debate with a religious conservative about gay rights, gay marriage, and generally all things gay. My opponent was on the anti-gay side, ostensibly for high … Continue reading

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Frege and Russell in Java

Frege: Russell:

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Plugging In

Moment of Death is a compelling National Geographic documentary about the medical phenomenon of death. In one part, a series of experts give various opinions on whether the whole near-death light-at-the-end-of-a-tunnel phenomenon is a form of brain malfunction or a … Continue reading

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Beyoncé’s Bride Price

I’ve decided to steer away from popular culture commentary on Corner Cases because I feel like this topic is adequately covered elsewhere online, but that Beyoncé song is still getting airplay and I’ve got Sex at Dawn on the brain, … Continue reading

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The Problem with Nature

The thesis of Sex at Dawn is that human monogamy is unnatural. We spent most of our existence as a species in small hunter-gatherer bands which were radically egalitarian in all matters including those of sexual access. There was no … Continue reading

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