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An Epigenetic Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting

What is Transgenerational Epigenetics? In 1809 Jean-Baptiste Lamarck published a book entitled Philosophie Zoologique in which he proposed a theory of animal evolution partially founded on the idea that the effects of environmental influences on parents could be inherited by their children. In other … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Alliance of Big Data and Big Government? You Should Be.

Some time ago I wrote a bit about how the aggregate information that companies can gather from our behaviors can be used to uncover patterns and information that was previous impossible to imagine. Christopher Caldwell makes some very astute observations … Continue reading

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What the Media Isn’t Telling You about the Government Shutdown

As usual, much of the news coverage of the “government shutdown” has been unbelievably superficial; full of sound-bites and oversimplifications. The way they have framed the narrative tends to favor the Democrats. Here are some relevant facts about the “shutdown” … Continue reading

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Sex-Agnostic Domestic Partnerships – A Practical Compromise on Same-Sex Relationships and Traditional Marriage

One of the most frustrating things about modern politics is the “all-or-nothing” approach to solving problems. For some reason we feel compelled to make sweeping comprehensive changes instead of taking smaller piecemeal steps for things on which we CAN compromise. … Continue reading

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