A pair of politicians exposed themselves as pathetic
morons to the entire country and the world.
And people say there’s no truth in government.
The Editor’s Notes
by Ken Holder
Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
Not much to say this week, there is this:
Philosopher: ‘Having Children is Immoral’
by Daniel Lattier
It’s widely believed that the beginning of the Hippocratic Oath—history’s most famous medical document—states “First, do no harm.”
It actually doesn’t. Nevertheless, this sentiment is the driving principle behind philosophy professor David Benatar’s argument that “people should never, under any circumstance, procreate.”
Benatar—the head of the philosophy department at the University of Cape Town, South Africa—first laid out his case for “anti-natalism” in his 2006 book Better Never to Have Been, and provides a reiteration of it in a recently published essay on Aeon titled “Kids? Just say no.”
Well, now. Benatar thinks people are awful and wants them all dead. So … why doesn't he kill himself? Oh, right, he wants you and me to kill ourselvs first. Or instead. Of course, I am talking logic, and what does a professor of philosophy know about logic, eh? Er ….
Book of the week, read it a long time ago, and
it is still a good one:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. It is way better than that movie, although on its own terms the movie was pretty good, for a movie containing very little of the book it was “based on”. Hollywood. What can ya do.
Was that worth reading?
Then why not:
Recommended links from previous issues:
John Tamny on Bastiat Is Common Sense Personified
A writer at Wall Street Pit on New Class of Drugs Will Help You Roll Back the Years
John Lanchester on The Case Against Civilization
John W. Whitehead on Battlefield America Is the New Normal: We’re Not in Mayberry Anymore
Scott Adams on How To Know You’re In a Mass Hysteria Bubble
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