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David SimsEssays

by David Sims A FEW YEARS ago, on 23 October 2007, Sarah Marshak (pictured) began creating a hoax of an antisemitic “hate crime” by drawing a swastika on the whiteboard mounted on the door of her dorm room and then reported it to the campus security police. On 27 October, another female dorm…
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David SimsEssays

by David Sims THE ECONOMIST online published an article about the desirability of getting the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) “on our side” — which expression is probably a circumlocution. What they might mean is that it would be desirable to ensnare those four…
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David SimsFictionHumor

Lighthearted fantasy contains much worth thinking about by David Sims THE SOLAR SYSTEM EMPIRE (SSE or Empire) is an absolute imperial monarchy whose territories include all the space and all of the mass within 1000 astronomical units (1.496e14 meters) of the solar system barycenter, excluding…
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David SimsHumor

Let’s start today with a rousing song! by David Sims THE BATTLE HYMN of the Republic was originally an American Christian-patriotic song composed shortly before the American Civil War, with words by Julia Ward Howe. The new words, composed by myself, are sung to the same tune. The “Fourteenth”…
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David SimsEssays

by David Sims ALL MORAL codes comprise a hierarchy of values. Not only do they define good and evil, but they also specify that some goods are higher than others. By doing this, however, they necessarily engage with nature’s own test of goodness, which is simply whether or not people, by the practice…
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