1 - 10 Next
Can you be more specific? Has the Supreme Court forced private enterprise to alter its name, ever, due to perceived offensiveness? It's a huge step, and I can't see Scalia and Thomas going for it.
You put your finger on this exactly. Many conservatives want government out of any decision they've already made for themselves, but DO want intervention to ensure that things they don't like are proscribed. We can't have it both ways. Personally, I think consenting adults should have the rights to conduct themselves however they want, so long as there is no demonstrable harm to others. And I'm finding it harder and harder to see demonstrable harm to me or my kids when gay people get married.
Did he really argue that we need to prevent gay people from getting married for economic reasons? What possible evidence is there for this?
It's the team's right to keep the name. it's individual's rights to protest it and take their business elsewhere. Are there any other issues at stake here? People who are offended should make it clear to others why they are, and those others can choose to join them or not. In this particular case, the name is hardly flattering to Native Americans, and they have a legitimate point. Whether it's enough to get an entire team to change their name is another story.
In response to:

Who Won't Wear The Cord?

afriKa Wrote: Jun 20, 2014 3:27 AM
Does anyone know if Adams' depiction of the events is accurate? From what I've read, they seem off the mark.
In response to:

Liberals Suck at Math and Eyeballs

afriKa Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 11:52 AM
Would you care to wager whether Obama, a constitutional law professor with a Harvard pedigree, might be a tad more cerebral than Palin? Generally speaking, politicians on the Left tend to be more educated, correcting for differences in family wealth. But education, intelligence, and common sense are three different things.
In response to:

Liberals Suck at Math and Eyeballs

afriKa Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 11:50 AM
LOL!
In response to:

Liberals Suck at Math and Eyeballs

afriKa Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 11:50 AM
A lot of science is hopelessly incremental, although what you write about is more engineering. The US leads in that, but not in the insanely cheap labor supply that allows China to be so competitive, although that is changing.
In response to:

Liberals Suck at Math and Eyeballs

afriKa Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 11:49 AM
You're absolutely right, and it's inimical to Science, both in theory and practice. The idea of funding only research that leads to particular conclusions is insane, yet, de facto, that's what happens. At the same time, liberals do try to shut down inquiry into some areas, like intelligence differences between gender or ethnic groups. So, it's not entirely a conservative vs. liberal issue, to the extent those labels mean anything at all nowadays.
In response to:

Liberals Suck at Math and Eyeballs

afriKa Wrote: Apr 28, 2013 4:42 PM
I've seen some foolish articles about "liberals" on this site, but this sets a new standard. Scientists aren't concerned with what people who think they themselves are cool believe about scientists. They are too busy trying to piece together how the universe functions. They aren't trying to wear the right clothes, slime their way into positions of power, or pontificate about how we all need to live our lives. Scientists tend to scoff at politicians for their boneheaded misuse of science. Other than that, they ignore them. They seem to pretty much totally ignore the views of columnists, but this might change if those columnists actually added something substantive to the debate.
1 - 10 Next