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  • AI IndeedSo I first heard of the movie Ex Machina when I read a review (by Chris DiCarlo) in Humanist Perspectives—and was so disgusted that I wrote a letter to the editor.  Why?  Because the reviewer had revealed his own misogyny by failing to address th...
  • Blood & Oil
    on Aug 18, 2016 in business environment tv
    [since I’m at it — posting about tv that happened oh, a year ago…see June 1 post] About a year ago, the weather reports became dramatic.  Forecasters started talking about “extreme weather events” with voices and gestures that riva...
  • Men, Women, and Fairness
    on Jul 25, 2016 in gender issues fairness men sexism women
    Men, Women, and Fairness It’s not that men aren’t fair. It’s that they don’t even think about fairness. When Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever (Women Don’t Ask) asked people whether they deserved what they wanted, women typically responded w...
  • chris wind’s “Portia”
    on Jul 14, 2016 in uncategorized
    Remember The Merchant of Venice? This is “Portia”, from Soliloquies: The Lady Doth Indeed Protest by chris wind, another one of my favourite authors. (posted with permission) If I’m the one with the property You’d think I’d be the b...
  • excerpt from Jass Richards’ “The Road Trip Dialogues”
    on Jun 20, 2016 in uncategorized
    So a couple hours later, they pulled into the main entrance of the university campus. There was no sign of the demonstration. There were no signs to the demonstration. “Gee, this is a really good way to get the media’s attention,” Rev said. “...
  • The Last Man on Earth explains everything.
    on Jun 1, 2016 in uncategorized
    The Last Man on Earth explains everything.  But he’s too stupid, too infantile, and too self-centered, to know it.  Which is exactly why he explains everything.   1. He enjoys knocking things over, breaking things, destroying things. He rams...
  • Women Writing Science Fiction as Men — why bother?
    on May 27, 2016 in uncategorized
    I’ve just finished reading Mike Resnick’s collections Women Writing Science Fiction as Men and Men Writing Science Fiction as Women.  There were two rules for submissions to the anthologies: “First, each story had to be told in the first perso...
  • The price of being a philosophically irresponsible idiot
    on May 14, 2015 in uncategorized
    [excerpt from The Blasphemy Tour, Jass Richards.  Reprinted with permission.]   “We hope you’re enjoying Texas?” the show’s host said, after he introduced Dylan and Rev as his first guests of the day. “Well, we’re a little puzzled b...
  • The price of being a philosophically irresponsible idiot
    on May 14, 2015 in uncategorized
    [excerpt from The Blasphemy Tour, Jass Richards.  Reprinted with permission.]   “We hope you’re enjoying Texas?” the show’s host said, after he introduced Dylan and Rev as his first guests of the day. “Well, we’re a little puzzled b...
  • How to Make a Man Grow Up
    on Apr 14, 2015 in gender issues government violence
    I was recently surprised to discover that in the U.S., men are required by law to register for the “selective service system”. Only men. I thought women were allowed in their military now. And required. I didn’t think they had ‘the draft’ a...
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