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Against Atheism (a rhetorical experiment)

Against Atheism (a rhetorical experiment)

Why on Earth argue against atheism?  It’s a bit like arguing against feminism (except that I don’t want to argue...

Machines mourn maker

Machines mourn maker

Personal computers, telephones and other devices from the Apple corporation have marked the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in...

brief Excerpt from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

brief Excerpt from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

1 A merry little surge of electricity piped by automatic alarm from the mood organ beside his bed awakened Rick...

10,000 Deaths of Valques – death the fourth

10,000 Deaths of Valques – death the fourth

He was there on the steps as I left the solarium. He wore a long overcoat despite the dry desert...

Contemporaneous Manne

Contemporaneous Manne

Increasingly Recursive Gonzo Historian of the Present Robert Manne is like a historian who, availing himself of a time machine,...

Parliament: the musical

Parliament: the musical

“I am not a prude, but I fail to see why such a shower of filth and sexual allusion should...

fallacies/emotiveappeals

fallacies/emotiveappeals

xvii. Appeal to emotion An argument based on favourable emotions associated with a proposition, rather than evidence of its truth....

fallacies/appeals

fallacies/appeals

i. Ad Baculum Appeal to force The appeal to force is the invocation of a threat in an argument. ii....

The Semantic demise of the Left/Right dichotomy

The Semantic demise of the Left/Right dichotomy

Introduction  This week saw the semantic death, after a thousand unkind cuts, of the Left/Right dichotomy in Australian politics. High...

internet #democracyfail ? (a lecture in tweets)

internet #democracyfail ? (a lecture in tweets)

argument:  #netfail The Internet has not Fulfilled its Utopian Promise, in particular in not becoming a new Engine of Democracy...