Tag Archives: analysis

An Heretical Question

For the last several weeks I’ve been thinking about a question which I’m almost afraid to ask, because if taken too literally, it could sound like I’m advocating restrictions on freedom of inquiry. Nevertheless, I think it’s an interesting question, … Continue reading

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It’s Time For Scientists To Become Politically Active

A nice feature of the natural sciences is that the work tends to be apolitical: if your assumptions are valid, your experiment is empirically rigourous and your calculations are correct, then you should arrive at the same conclusion whether you … Continue reading

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So It Begins…

Well, as predicted, the Idle No More demonstrations have escalated (in this case from circle dances in shopping malls to brief blockades of the border) and the mainstream media has suddenly, magically started to take notice. And, as also predicted, … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Future

I think I’m done with Physics now. The process of my Master’s Degree has left me feeling disenchanted. For the last several years, I have felt like a cog in a vast machine–and not a particularly necessary cog either. Beyond … Continue reading

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Egregiously Stupid Arguments Against Science For The Sake Of Science

Craig and Marc Kielburger are the founders of an international charity based on the idea of empowering youth into social activism. I’m sure that they are both absolutely wonderful and saintly Human beings. I would be remiss, however, if I … Continue reading

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The Horror of Monkey-Man!

This being the “season” leading-in to Halloween, I thought it might be optimal to put a few minutes aside in order to discuss those things which frightened me as a child. To begin, I need to make plain the fact … Continue reading

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Search Terms

As I’ve noted many, many times since writing this post, every day this blog is inundated by visitors coming here in search of porn, finding only analysis, and leaving just as quickly. It’s gotten to the point where I hardly … Continue reading

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Ideology as Market Segment

There are no Chick-fil-A outlets in Canada, so I have been watching the fall-out from the Company President’s recent explosion of mind-numbing theoconservative assholery from a safe distance. It’s quite the interesting spectacle. I say ‘interesting’ rather than ‘amusing’ because … Continue reading

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Remind Me…

…Never to blog about pornography again. Not even to analyze its sociopolitical implications. It’s not because it’s controversial: I would have been able to live with that. Rather it’s the fact that, ever since I wrote that post yesterday, I’ve … Continue reading

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Forced Feminization: Is It Transphobic?

As you have probably gathered by this point, I do not posess any formal training when it comes to academic feminist theory; I am in fact entirely self-taught in this regard, having learned the basics of the subject out of … Continue reading

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