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Michael A. Lowry
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Photographer, outdoorsman, dancer, and technologist. Man of letters, humanist, and wise guy.
Photographer, outdoorsman, dancer, and technologist. Man of letters, humanist, and wise guy.

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The SPLC is misguided
The SPLC’s Heidi Beirich replied to my email criticizing the SPLC’s inclusion of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz in its list of “anti-Muslim extremists”: Thank you very much for your email. I appreciate your sharing your concerns about our inclusion of Aya...
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The SPLC’s Heidi Beirich replied to my email criticizing the SPLC’s inclusion of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Maajid Nawaz in its list of “anti-Muslim extremists ”: Thank you very much for your email. I appreciate your sharing your concerns about our inclusion of Ay...
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True religion
In the wake of the attacks in Paris last night, I once again have reason to write a few words on the corrupting influence religion has on the pursuit of truth and goodness in the world. Dogmatism
& irrationality make people immune to reason. Religion allow...
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Nuance and context, but just for me
There is a special species of hypocrisy oft exhibited by ideologues and pundits: a person makes an outrageous, insulting, thoughtless, or simply foolish statement. When called out for it, he chastises his critics for their failure to  understand and appreci...
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Interstellar: unanswered questions
Warning: SPOILERS ahead! Here are some unanswered questions from  Interstellar: Why build a rocket silo inside an office building? Wouldn’t the exhaust make an awful mess? If a big rocket is required to lift one Ranger shuttle from Earth into space, how can...
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More handwaving from Reza Aslan
In the very first sentence of this interview on The Young Turks, Aslan claims that he does not read Sam Harris’ writings. He then proceeds to criticize Harris and modern atheism at length, making several deliberate misrepresentations: Atheism is an intracta...
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Flirtation tips for men
Here are my tips for men on how to flirt with women: Keep busy with lots of activities and interests, and maintain your close friendships. This will ensure that you are busy and seldom lonely, mostly eliminating the awkwardness and creepiness that come from...
Veritas: Flirtation tips for men
Veritas: Flirtation tips for men
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Suffer these indignities stoically
Men who entreat us to remember that ‘not all
men’ are wicked fail to understand something fundamental about people:
we humans learn from experience — the more intense the experience, the
more indelible the lesson. We also make generalizatio ns
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Why you should stop using the word ‘mansplaining’
In a post from last week, Melissa A. Fabello of Everyday Feminisim offers 5 Simple Ways Men Can Better Respect Women . I like her suggestions, but I do have one quibble: Fabello uses the gendered pejorative ’mansplaining’ to describe the phenomenon wherein ...
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