Archive for October, 2007

What Are We Doing Here?

Posted October 28, 2007 By Dave Thomer

I’ve spent the last last nine-plus years of my life with philosophy as the focus of my academic and professional life. So it was a little bit of a kick in the teeth to read this article in the Inquirer this week about Anita Allen, a professor of law and philosophy at Penn who has […]

File Under Misery Loves Company

Posted October 16, 2007 By Dave Thomer

I am feeling infinitely better about the Phillies’ loss in the NL Division Series. Sometimes another team is just on a roll and you’re gonna get squashed. Congrats to the Colorado Rockies for storming the castle. Over in the ALCS, I admit I’m rooting for the Red Sox, in no small part because of Terry […]

Proof That Altering Timeline Is Impossible

Posted October 12, 2007 By Dave Thomer

1) None of my descendants have gone back to the Bronx in 1993 and persuaded me that taking Russian to fulfill my college language requirement is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea. 2) No one has gone back to Florida in 2000 and informed someone that maybe this butterfly ballot is an even […]

Principle, but Not Enough Interest?

Posted October 12, 2007 By Dave Thomer

I don’t have a great many comments about the presidential primary at the moment. Maybe I will when Iowa finally settles on a date. I’m in a state now of expecting something to happen to shake up the narrative and dreading the possibility that nothing does. The major development that I’ve been running over in […]

Steroid Fallout and Profiting from Injustice

Posted October 10, 2007 By Dave Thomer

In the aftermath of Marion Jones’ admission of steroid usage, one of her relay mates says that she should be allowed to keep the bronze medal that the team won in 2000. Passion Richardson says that “I should not have to suffer the consequences for someone else’s bad decisions and choices.” And maybe that’s so […]

Shaking the Rust Off

Posted October 9, 2007 By Dave Thomer

OK, I swear, I am going to get back into the daily blogging habit again. It’s amazing how easy it is to fall off the wagon. Lately I’ve spent long periods of time staring at the screen, and about the only thing popping out of my head is: I’m tired. I’m tired. Boy, I could […]