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  • The Dishonesty of the “Pro-Life” Movement part II

    June 29, 2016

    David Burress

    Progressives like to claim the antiabortion movement is dishonest about its motives, e.g. that its real goal is to control women. I think that is a false claim and a bad rhetorical strategy. Like any movement, antiabortionism has many actors with many complex motives, some though not all of which are exactly what movement leaders ...

  • Dishonesty of the “Pro-Life” Movement

    June 29, 2016

    David Burress

    Read the ruling statements on the recent SCOTUS decision on the Texas abortion law.  and rationally uestion: how can a movement claiming to be motivated by pure moral uplift be so dishonest about simple facts? Consider several facts: 1. All mainstream antiabortionist organizations quite explicitly value the life of the fetus over the health of the mother in ...

  • Proposed Law on Scientific Integrity

    June 27, 2016

    David Burress

    Falsifying formal science ought to be illegal. Formal science could be defined as: — anything published in a journal which self-identifies as “formal science.” — anything submitted as evidence in a regulatory procedure or legislative hearing and self-described as “formal science.” Falsifying would need to be narrowly defined as misrepresentation of data or data description or algorithms or algorithm ...

  • There-Legged Stool Analogy

    June 13, 2016

    David Burress

    Time to trot out the three-legged stool analogy: cut of one leg and the stool falls. So each leg is 100% responsible for holding up the stool. In a like manner, the Orlando massacre depended on many factors. Fixing any one of them might have prevented or ameliorated it. 1. No guns, no massacre. 2. Guns only with tiny ...