Tag Archives: History

The Evolution of Canadian Identity

If you were to ask an English-Speaking Canadian what his nationality was at any point prior to the First World War, the overwhelming likelihood is that he would tell you that he was British. This is hardly surprising; for all … Continue reading

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In Which Our Heroine Reads Too Much Cory Doctorow and Thinks She Understands Economics

Clarissa has raised a very interesting point at her blog with regard to economic models: The question of an alternative to capitalism is the central question that preoccupies most of philosophers today. If no such alternative exists, then criticizing capitalism … Continue reading

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Stupidity in the Name of Rationalism

By now, those of you who have been reading my blog for a while have probably figured-out that I consider myself to be a rationalist. I assume that nearly everybody, if pressed, would consider themselves to be a ‘rational person’ … Continue reading

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I Am Not An Agent of Your Revolution

When it comes to transphobia in feminism, the most common and obvious manifestation is the Janice Raymond-esque second-wave “wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing” level hatespeech. But then there are the feminists who, to their credit, notice the obvious fact that we transgenderists do not, … Continue reading

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Obsessive Originality

I do not talk about it nearly as often as I talk about physics, but I also have a degree in Mediaeval European history. It’s an interesting thing, to be a mediaevalist in the modern age. I say that because, … Continue reading

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A Very Temperate People

In my first year of undergraduate University, I took a course called “Introduction to Political Science,” which remains by far the easiest course of my entire academic career. This was back in 2005-2006; a date which is notable since it … Continue reading

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What Quantum Theory is Not

[I was going to include this as part of my previous post, but then I noticed how long it was growing so I decided to spin it off into its own separate entry. You may think of this, then, as … Continue reading

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