What a beautiful reminder of the limits of our apish brains; how fragile our civilization, how transient each species on Earth; a testament to the fact that humans climbed out of the trees in Africa barely a second ago and exploded into a global society.
Not All Muslims? Not All Mental Illness Either.
While lifeless bodies from Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek Metro Station were still being dragged out, many were led to believe the antidote to such cancerous religious extremism was a mild dose of religion. Unfortunately, praying for victims of the Brussels attacks is as effective as homeopathy in medicine.
Students are developing allergies to ideas. This could be called the ‘Safe Space Hypothesis’: A lack of early university exposure to challenging ideas and hurt feelings is causing idea allergies by suppressing the natural development of critical reasoning skills.
The belief that men and women should have equal opportunities represents one of the most direct routes towards a more humane society, yet the name for this concept and the movement that has fought for it is currently drowning in vitriolic spats. I don’t want to see “veganism” endure the same needless plight.
"I hate veganism" would be fine as it is criticizing an idea, whereas "I hate vegans" represents an intolerance of a specific group of people: bigotry.
Steve Stankevicius published an article on Salon.com, only for the editors to distort what he said and refuse to change it. This follows a worrying trend on a site that claims to be a serious media outlet, yet refuses to abide by some very basic rules of journalism.