Religion can save individuals. Only science can save the world.

I've been thinking a lot about the remarkable resistance of a number of Christians to the reality of science. Evangelicals have been shown to be three times more likely to flout CDC guidelines on COVID preparedness. Evangelicals don't want evolution taught in schools. Evangelicals want to ban abortion but don't want to do any of … Continue reading Religion can save individuals. Only science can save the world.

I’ve been thinking about Supreme Court justices

It's an odd and rather endearing quality of humans that as soon as someone passes, if they were good at something, anything really, then we suddenly view them through rose-colored glasses and believe, even for a moment, that they were transcendent. They become other-worldly, almost god-like in our eyes. I kind of love this about … Continue reading I’ve been thinking about Supreme Court justices

Examining the anti-Black racism of my chosen spaces

The reality of this American life is that every. single. place has been shaped by anti-black racism. There is no structure, no institution, no system that has not been formed, in part, by white supremacy, by anti-POC bias, by all insidious kinds of racism. It's imperative that we acknowledge how broadly, deeply pervasive white supremacy … Continue reading Examining the anti-Black racism of my chosen spaces

Two arguments against “the end justifies the means”

I recently listened to Dr. Shankar Vedantam interview Dr. Peter Singer on Vedantam's (excellent) podcast, Hidden Brain. Singer is a contemporary utilitarianism, a philosopher of ethics who argues that the right thing to do is that which produces the most amount of happiness (or the least amount of suffering) in the world. On the face … Continue reading Two arguments against “the end justifies the means”

Self-Reflection during COVID-19: tackling the beliefs of anxiety

Even with the craziness and intensity of the current COVID-19 situation, I thought I was fine. Stressed about the state of the world and an uncertain future, sure. Who isn't? But I thought I was handling and processing it all in a good, thorough, "work through it and be able to function normally" kind of … Continue reading Self-Reflection during COVID-19: tackling the beliefs of anxiety