“I’m against all violence!”

These four words have been almost a mantra from the embarrassed members of America’s right wing trying to salvage some semblance of the former dignity to which their party aspired to the fervent faux centrists desperately trying to grasp hold of a middle ground between left-wing…


Here’s a quick primer on climate change, discussing the data, organizations, consensus, and other relevant information and resources to understand what climate change is, and why it matters.

What is Global Warming/Climate Change?

There are some great resources that breakdown Global Warming, or Climate Change effectively.

The New Mexico Solar…


I think that Cracked said it best, on their report on Men’s Rights Activism, when they said “Men’s Rights Activism began as the natural response of American males to the growing threat of feminism, in much the same way that burning your house down is the natural response to the…


Well, Tiny Tim, it’s time that you learned about the war on Christmas.

It’s 2020 in America, and the war rages on…. Actually, no, it doesn’t. You see, there is an imagined war going on in America.

Um, well, perhaps I should start at the beginning, to give this a…


Over the years, I’ve had many accomplishments and many failures. Most of these things were in the same tasks, accomplished only by standing back up, beaten and bruised, and asking for more.

I’ve traveled extensively, met amazing people, and been part of spectacular projects. I’ve journeyed in and out of…


A friend asked the question today: What does “feminism” mean to you?

This was followed by a whole lot of “evil feminists!” “humanism!” “egalitarian!” “manfeels!” and so on and so forth.

Here’s a better primer.

Feminism, as a philosophy is simply the concept that women have the same opportunities regardless…


There are a lot of activists for a lot of causes. The problem is that many of them don’t actually believe what they’re advocating. Let’s look at a few activist causes that really illustrate this problem well.

Pro Life

The pro-life stance is that a fetus or zygote is just…


When I was in middle school, I was bullied relentlessly.

My parents went to the assistant principal who told them, “Every class has one kid they all pick on and it looks like your son is it.”

Those years were miserable, but they forged my empathy in ways only being…


The year was 1997 and it was the summer before my Senior year of High School. I was in Brazil as a Christian Missionary, spreading the “good word” to the poor, primitive foreigners as if they were somehow less enlightened for speaking another language and living in another place. My…


There’s a regular argument that tends to pop up fairly regularly in regards to the entertaining of ideas and people. The idea is that blocking, unfriending, etc, is the same as being unwilling to hear opposing views.

This is incredibly wrong-headed.

It confuses being willing to hear ideas from people…

The Vexed Philosopher

Philosopher, science communicator, and social justice bard.

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