No “Straw Man” Policy

One of the core approaches to Beanie Copter Philosophy is a “no straw man” policy. No, I’m not prejudiced against the character from the Wizard of Oz. I hate that whole damn annoying movie. I’m referring to straw man arguments. That’s when you quote the weakest part of an opposing opinion, and attack it. You […]

A Different Kind of Gun Victim

When you think of someone as devoid of humanity, you lose a bit of your own. Unless of course that person is truly a monster, like say, one who eats pizza with a fork. So to stay human I try my darnedest to understand. That’s why I sympathize with someone who buys a gun for self-defense despite […]

Back In the Game!

I’ve taken a break from blogging for a while, but I feel the need to get back in it. The reasons are two-fold. First, I have adjusted my attitude. I used to push myself too hard, turning the joy of reaching out and exchanging ideas and debating into a chore. Second, we are approaching another presidential […]