Good

What is Legal Versus What is Good

When I hear people refer to the importance of the “rule of law”, I am usually suspicious. I am suspicious of what is being given the illusion of goodness under the cover of legality. In the U.S., much pride is taken on being a country of rules where we strive to apply the law evenly, consistently, […]

Fundamentalist

A Poorly Designed Trojan Horse

The weirdest thing about being in some scientific settings, having come from fundamentalist Christian contexts, is the striking similarity in behavior between the two. My experience in both is, in part, characterized by a rigid, confident, and narcissistic insistence in knowing the one source of truth. There is, in both communities, a well-developed tradition of […]