Reasonings Archive

A Modest Proposal

Posted March 24, 2016 By John C Wright

The Rabid Puppies, led by Theodore Beale aka Vox Day, has offered for your consideration certain items for Best Related Work. These are of a trenchant and disturbing nature: Moira Greyland’s account of her childhood abuse at the hands of her mother, the award-winning science fiction writer Marion Zimmer Bradley “Safe Space as Rape Room”, […]

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The Percent Chance that Existence Exists

Posted February 15, 2016 By John C Wright

It has been said by well accomplished and esteemed physicists that the percent chance of our universe having its current constitution, that is, the physical constants of the cosmos, such as the gravitational constant, Planck’s constant, and so on, being precisely what they are, is infinitesimal. Bosh and nonsense. This is why argument from authority […]

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Empire of Lies

Posted February 13, 2016 By John C Wright

Either there is truth or there is not. If there is, a civilization cannot long survive if it be based on untruth. It there is not, civilization cannot be based on anything at all, but brute force, lies, and partisan loyalty. Difference of thought between citizens in a truthful civilization can be reconciled by reference […]

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Darwin and Genesis

Posted January 29, 2016 By John C Wright

Back when I was an atheist, I was had in my arsenal, well polished from use, every argument that could be mustered against theism, and particularly against Christianity. There were two arguments I never bothered with, both because they are illogical, that is, they cannot be formed into a properly formatted syllogism. The first is […]

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On the Sexual Nature of Man

Posted January 22, 2016 By John C Wright

Here below is a long essay I wrote back in 2009 under the general title Apologia Pro Opere Sui. I have recently come across both foe and false friend misrepresenting my conclusions in this matter, either through malice or negligence. To leave all such unwary tongues without excuse, I here reprint it again. Let there be […]

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Defining Freedom

Posted December 12, 2015 By John C Wright

A rather unintentionally unserious conversation on another thread (the gentleman seemed to be arguing that that were my legal and social inferiors with no right to argue with me — a somewhat elliptical point of view to take) nonetheless intentionally brought up a deeply serious point, which I would like to address here. I apologize […]

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Rawls Theory of Injustice

Posted December 8, 2015 By John C Wright

I have never understood the appeal of John Rawls’ so called theory of justice which he examines in a book of the same name. I read it in Law School, and it struck me then as now as amateurish, lazy, sloppy and sophomoric thinking about a deep subject men like Aristotle and Aquinas and even […]

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Accommodating Miracles

Posted November 16, 2015 By John C Wright

A reader asked me about the Deist argument against miracles. The first argument, best elucidated by Thomas Paine in his unintentionally oxymoronically-titled AGE OF REASON, says that God, being an omnipotent and omniscient creator, has made the machinery of the universe with all the chains of cause and effect in place as neatly as clockwork, […]

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Being a ‘Bright’ Darkens the Intellect

Posted November 11, 2015 By John C Wright

Here is my column for today’s EveryJoe THE WRIGHT PERSPECTIVE, which I post herein hope of readers may make visiting the column a regular habit. Atheism Causes Brain Damage There are two kinds of atheist: a rational atheist, whose disbelief in God is grounded on some rational reason he can articulate, and an irrational atheist, […]

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Barbarian, Troglodyte, Morlock

Posted November 3, 2015 By John C Wright

Longtime reader Nate Winchester says: I don’t know… I guess like the lovely Mrs Wright, I’ve known a few… I guess they weren’t full SJWs, but one might call them larvae… and they’re not bad people! It’s like the zombie movies ya know? They’re infected, I get that we’ll have to shoot them in the […]

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