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So, I was derping around on the internets and I ran into an article with the following portentous title: "A Rational Basis for Marriage between One Man and One Woman." Curious, I read on. Here's how it begins: It is … Continue reading
There is a new academic paper defending the idea that marriage of the "Leave it to Beaver" variety is a metaphysical fact (and no, I'm not kidding): Marriage is the union of a man and a woman who make a … Continue reading
A puzzle for the readers of the NonSequitur. Colin, John and I will be attending the upcoming Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (OSSA) conference in the coming weeks. We're presenting a version of the Subjunctive Tu Quoque argument (Colin … Continue reading
You have to hand it to Charles Krauthammer, at least he makes an effort to mount an argument. Sadly, however, his effort too often confuses fallacious forms of argument with valid ones. Today's topic: the "Ground Zero" "Mosque." I put … Continue reading
Throughout the internets there has been headsratching and headshaking over this op-ed by NYT's David Brooks-in-training, Ross Douthat. He begins by admitting that the arguments of gay marriage opponents have so far failed: Here are some commonplace arguments against gay marriage: … Continue reading