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Archbishop of Canterbury notes ‘the Abolition of Man’ in schools
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Archbishop of Canterbury notes ‘the Abolition of Man’ in schools

admin - Dec 09, 2017

In 1943, Oxford don C.S. Lewis wrote a little booklet decrying the utilitarian functionalism inculcated in Britain's school system.  Adhering to a scientism promoting itself as 'rationality',…

C.S. Lewis on The Poison of Subjectivism
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C.S. Lewis on The Poison of Subjectivism

admin - Nov 17, 2017

C.S. Lewis's wonderful essay 'The Poison of Subjectivism' is recommended reading, and has never been more necessary than it is now that as a society we are…

Medically-assisted starvation just became easier in the U.K.
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Medically-assisted starvation just became easier in the U.K.

admin - Sep 27, 2017

Another hedge of protection around personal sanctity has been removed in the U.K., as a judge ruled that legal permission will no longer be required to end…

Serious about stopping climate change? Have one fewer child, UBC study says
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Serious about stopping climate change? Have one fewer child, UBC study says

admin - Jul 13, 2017

The transhumanist impulse that has encouraged scientists and governments to perfect the human being under our own direction without any recognition of God's creation of life or…

Why female sex robots are more dangerous than you think
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Why female sex robots are more dangerous than you think

admin - Jul 11, 2017

The sex tech industry is currently worth $30 billion U.S.  Of course, three dimensional robots are about as one-dimensional in the way they relate to people as…

From doll brothels to ‘robotic rape,’ the rise of sex robots raises ethical and legal dilemmas
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From doll brothels to ‘robotic rape,’ the rise of sex robots raises ethical and legal dilemmas

admin - Jul 06, 2017

Commodifying people through technology has been an ethical concern for some time.  The eugenic research of the early twentieth century was checked by the horrors of the…

The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life
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The Ivy League, Mental Illness, and the Meaning of Life

admin - Jun 14, 2017

William Deresiewicz discusses his new book and the 'excellent sheep' produced by institutions with an elite reputation.  The inflated and cultivate sense of self-esteem they get from…

‘It was quasi-religious’: the great self-esteem con
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‘It was quasi-religious’: the great self-esteem con

admin - Jun 12, 2017

The notion of God's unmerited grace is a powerful component of Christian theology.  The fact that all are sinners and can be accepted by the sheer grace…

Rod Dreher: The Storm Before the Storm
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Rod Dreher: The Storm Before the Storm

admin - Jun 10, 2017

Thirty years ago, in The Closing of the American Mind, Allan Bloom noted that American undergraduates were marked by the same lack of principle as they were…

Reflections on Being the Dumbest Man in the Room
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Reflections on Being the Dumbest Man in the Room

admin - Jun 03, 2017

The tsunami of anti-humanist scholars in academia over the past few decades have left the life of the mind with few defenders.  The attack on logocentricity and…