Steve Shives: A Few Observations…

Date: June 13, 2017

01) What has time done to Steve Shives?!

The Great Steve Shives Meltdown CONTINUES!:

Steve Shives and the effects of Echo Chambers:

I was going to write a bit in response to this, but I think Deterlucem has covered the bases.

Steve Shives [who has, interestingly, blocked me on Twitter] is not somebody I’ve paid attention to, over the years…but he keeps bubbling to the surface, in the conversation of people I do pay some attention to. So, I thought I’d finally figure out what is going on, here.

…And, yes…Steve embodies some of the worst, most destructive, tactics and mindset…Identity politics, is backwards thinking…”Deplatforming” is backwards thinking…Refusing to interact, is backwards behavior.

That doesn’t mean you have to interact, with people who make themselves impossible to productively interact with…but holding a blanket mindset, which says “people who don’t think like me, are scum”?…That’s just wrong.

There are real issues addressed by men’s [and male’s] rights activists [MRAs]…You’re not a bad person, for being in that camp…It’s a necessary presence.

There are real issues addressed by feminism…but there are also very serious problems, that have cropped up under the banner of feminism…It’s critical not to turn a blind eye to this.

Waking Up With Sam Harris #81 – Leaving Islam (with Sarah Haider)…

Date: June 12, 2017

01) Waking Up With Sam Harris #81 – Leaving Islam (with Sarah Haider)

“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Sarah Haider about her organization Ex-Muslims of North America, how the political Left is confused about Islam, “rape culture” under Islam, honesty without bigotry, stealth theocracy, immigration, the prospects of reforming Islam, and other topics.

Sarah Haider is the co-founder of the Ex-Muslims of North America.”

A Second Evergreen Professor speaks out…

Date: June 12, 2017

01) A Second Evergreen Professor speaks out

“In this video, I read a letter that was posted on the Heterodox Academy blog, from Mike Paros, Professor of Biology at Evergreen State College, who has come forward in support of Bret Weinstein. Paros describes a deteriorating climate at Evergreen that has turned into groupthink. Paros blames President Cuck and the equity initiative he established, for the demise of the institution.”

Man Created God in His Own Image – Daniel Dennett Debate Part 1…

Date: June 12, 2017

01) Man Created God in His Own Image – Daniel Dennett Debate Part 1

“Date: 2007

Daniel Clement Dennett III (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer, and cognitive scientist whose research centers on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and philosophy of biology, particularly as those fields relate to evolutionary biology and cognitive science.
He is currently the co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies and the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. Dennett is an atheist and secularist, a member of the Secular Coalition for America advisory board, and a member of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, as well as an outspoken supporter of the Brights movement. Dennett is referred to as one of the “Four Horsemen of New Atheism”, along with Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens.”