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by David Sims BELIEVE IT OR NOT, there were thousands of years of human existence prior to Abraham, who was born in southern Sumeria around 1800 BC. Before Abraham was born in Ur, and for some time afterward, the region to the west known as Palestine was not uninhabited. It was already the home of several…
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by David Sims IT DOESN’T take an earthquake — not where Haiti is concerned. It has received billions of dollars from America, from Canada and from Europe in foreign aid over the years. America rebuilt Haiti’s entire economy and national infrastructure three times during the 20th century,…
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by David Sims RACE DOESN’T come from social inequality, but rather from biological inequality. The racists (the word by today’s standards would include practically everyone prior to 1950) actually had it right, and the liberals have been wrong about race the whole time. At least two…
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by David Sims A CHRISTIAN smartypants posted a YouTube video to challenge atheists with the question “Where did the universe come from, and why?” It is a good question. Until the 20th century, no atheist could have answered it, except with a characteristically honest “I don’t…
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by David Sims THERE ARE notions, popular with Americans, that I would dispute. One of them was put forth by Thomas Jefferson, an otherwise sensible fellow who became fond of the silly idea that the common man represented a reservoir of wisdom that would nudge the country back into its true course, if…
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Kinship-based socialism can work; class-based socialism cannot. by David Sims MARXISM ISN’T the only kind of socialism. Marxism is class socialism, based on the idea that socioeconomic class is the fundamental division of mankind. The tragedy of the commons leads easily to Marxist societies…
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by David Sims HAVE YOU ever wondered why some medicines are so expensive? Martin Shkreli (pictured) is a Jewish businessman (he has relatives living in Albania, and is often referred to as an Albanian). Though his Wikipedia page says he is Albanian and Croatian, he was born and raised in Brooklyn, went…
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by David Sims THE BEHAVIOR of people in a situation of extreme scarcity, and the moral response to it, is the raw area where philosophy most closely joins with natural science. The story of the shipwreck of the William Brown, of Philadelphia, USA, and sailing from Liverpool, England, in March 1841,…
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by David Sims IN ANY criminal trial, jurors have a constitutional right to judge not only the defendant, but also the law itself. A jury might determine that a defendant is guilty of breaking a law, but refuse to convict him because they have also determined that the law that he broke is unjust, unreasonable,…
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Little-known fact: Watson was offered large sums to be Leo Frank’s defense lawyer, but his conscience would not allow him to accept. by David Sims ON THE 100th anniversary of the founding of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, that infamous Jewish influence and espionage…
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