About

I am the Vulgar Moralist:  and this blog contains my questions, doubts, intellectual thefts, and personal reflections on the matter of morality’s relationship to freedom.

7 Responses to About

  1. Doug Hamilton says:

    Dear Vulgar,
    I simply want to say thank you for sharing your excellent thoughts. They have the feel of a foundation upon which I can stand up, look around, feel the breeze in my hair and the sun on my skin, and evaluate all of the strange goings-on around me.

    I am forwarding the link to your blog to some of my friends.

    Doug

  2. Allen Cofiori says:

    I too want to thank you for writing this blog. I find your view to be very educational as well as informative.
    Freedom and equality concepts have often baffled my intellect until I read your entry on Industrial revulsion. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Allen

  3. khaled says:

    I, too, thank you for the Jewish propaganda crap you throw on us here!!!! It is very interesting to see how sick minds can peddle all this paradoxical crap on people under the guise of being so “honestly” confused. Thank God you did not blame global warming on antisemitism.

  4. Lisa G in NZ says:

    I just found your site and find it very refreshing and spot on in your assessments and assertions… keep up the great work!

  5. cold666pack says:

    Dear Vulgar,

    I come here from time to time when I wish to read some sharp prose and also enjoy soaking in your enlightened thoughts. I came here today looking for some answers. I did not find them. So, I suppose I lose nothing in asking you. There was a story that came out recently in the Economist essentially declaring that of, i dont know exactly, but a bunch of scientists, lets say 1000 for purposes of my question, only 6% consider themselves ‘Republicans’.

    So it has led several in my own family to ask me, why the republican party has alienated scientists to such a degree. Now, granted, I am someone who tends to lean right simply because i like to keep my money and hate unions…but i love science, am not a rabid pro-lifer, believe in evolution, am skeptical about climate change, or rather, that humans have the power to effect change on such a grand scale, and am no fan of Sarah Palin and the Glen Becks of the world. But unfortunately, we do have our slender share of crazies in the GOP which seem to be exponentially magnified to make it appear that we don’t buy into science.

    So I ask you, why do you think the GOP has alienated people that are science-minded so much? Your insight in appreciated.

    Cold666pack

    • Dear cold: This isn’t a political blog, so I won’t give you a political answer.

      Every establishment demands adherence to an orthodoxy. For the scientific establishment, today’s orthodoxy is a kind of pious liberalism. If I were a nonliberal of any stripe and wanted a good career in science, I would deny my beliefs in public.

      Also, a survey is at best a data point – a place from which to ask more probing questions, not draw conclusions. And many surveys are in fact junk data. So I wouldn’t make too much of this one.

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