Musings Archive

Merry Old English Genetics

Posted June 27, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader with the name Gallowglass, which sound warlockian to me, in spite of himself, takes up his pen and writes: Interestingly, just to further the confusion, recent genetic testing and ancestry studies have concluded that most anglo-saxons, simply weren’t. The Danelaw, mysteriously, left little to no genetic footprint in the English, nor did, strangely, […]

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Posted June 24, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader named Henson asks: “I wonder why the question “where do you get your ideas from?” is asked so often?” We authors are so often asked the source of our ideas because because no one knows the source, not even authors. What we do is no more magical and supernatural than a cobbler making […]

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Whence, Whither, Who?

Posted June 19, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader asks: I wish someone could explain to me the antipathy towards Evolution that is so common in religious circles, mostly among Evangelicals, but also some Catholics. There are only three questions that no man escapes answering. For most people, the answer is shown rather than spoken, demonstrated in the way he lives his […]

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Global Warming Hoax

Posted June 19, 2017 By John C Wright

Stefan Molyneux makes the best and briefest statement of the case for the skepticism regarding catastrophic manmade global warming. Short answer: Independent and rigorous data do not support the predictions. The computer model run against past data also are not supported. Also, if you have ever heard that 97% of scientists support the theory of catastrophic […]

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Objectivism and Alt-Right

Posted June 16, 2017 By John C Wright

A reader asked me my opinion as to why the Alt-Right treated allies and friends (I assume the reader had yours truly in mind) with such slander and contempt. Interesting question. I think there is a reason and rather clear one. I hope I can be candid without giving cause for offense. I call it […]

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Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men?

Posted June 16, 2017 By John C Wright

In the context of a discussion about the Global Warming Hoax, a reader asked me what might cause so many well respected men, scientists and businessmen and politicians, to perpetuate such a fraud, with such inhuman indifference the real human suffering sure to eventuate the loss of freedom over our wealth, industry, productivity, energy use, […]

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In Small and in Large

Posted June 13, 2017 By John C Wright

It is my habit to avoid discussion of personal matters in public, but I will make an exception when the event ties in to a broader matter. This Sunday the scoutmaster of my sons’ Boy Scout Troop arrived unexpectedly and uninvited on the doorstep of my house, while I was at Mass. He announced that, […]

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Pour Gas, Please

Posted June 3, 2017 By John C Wright

A stirring column, redolent with good sense and rich with schadenfreude called Liberals Are An Inferno Of Flaming Crazy And We Should Pour Gasoline On The Fire springs like Athena from the stormy brow of Zeus from the pen of one Kurt Schlichter: Pity the Democrats, to the extent you can without bursting into hysterical […]

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Melania’s Veil

Posted May 29, 2017 By John C Wright

This article in the Boston Globe caught my eye: During the Trumps’ meeting with Pope Francis on Wednesday, first lady Melania Trump wore a long-sleeved Dolce & Gabbana black dress and a black veil, following a tradition of many first ladies before her to wear black when meeting the pope. The other women in attendance, […]

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Not Only Men

Posted May 21, 2017 By John C Wright

The cartoon SAMURAI JACK, for those of you unfortunate enough not to have seen it, is a visually innovative tale, equal parts action, epic, melodrama, and humor of a samurai wielding a magical sword thrown into the far future where Aku, the shapeshifting demon master of darkness, rules a world of humans, mutants, monsters, space […]

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