Public discourse is any branch of reason intended for use by the population at large. By contrast, private discourse is reasoning used among members of an organization be it a family, a church, a group of friends, or a club. The patterns of thought and discourse are similar in both cases with the primary exception… Read More

by Jonathan Bartlett Chesterton once said, “The only spiritual or philosophical objection to steam-engines is not that men pay for them or work at them, or make them very ugly, or even that men are killed by them; but merely that men do not play at them.”  I think the same can often be said… Read More

There is a growing trend in the modern era to view doubt as the core value of science. The narrative goes like this: science proceeds by taking everything we think we know and hold dear and doubting it; this doubt is what allows the progress of knowledge. Christopher Hitchens said he was “a skeptic who… Read More