Recently, the creator of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, laid out a perspective on the dangers of the internet in 2017. While I admire the man’s perspective, on all three points his solutions attack the wrong problems and if set in motion would turn the free exchange of ideas into a policed shell of the… Continue reading “Three Challenges for the Web”
Continuing to look at various concerns that come up in debates, feelings have recently become a major issue when discussing social issues. In colleges and elsewhere, Safe Spaces have become very popular as places to avoid upsetting ideas. Trigger Warnings have made their way into college courses to warn students of potentially upsetting topics. In… Continue reading Your Feelings Aren’t an Argument
The Defense One of the things that frequently occurs in debates over various alternative sexualities and sexual identities is the cry that, “Such-and-such isn’t in, or was removed from, the DSM!” or “The DSM says….” The DSM is short for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This document is important because it defines… Continue reading But the DSM Says…!