Burning down the house: SJWs wreck the Hugos

August 24, 2015 Rob 41

I’m really supposed to be finishing up a book, but I’ve been putting off doing a post about this whole Sad Puppies/Hugo Awards deal for a while now, and if I don’t do it now, I probably never will. I doubt there are many people waiting for yet another blog post on this issue, but I occasionally get questions from people wondering what this whole kerfuffle is about, so here’s my take. First, a bit of background: The Hugo Awards […]

For the hell of it paperback giveaway!

August 12, 2015 Rob 5

Because I haven’t done one of these for a while, I’ve decided to do another “for the hell of it” book giveaway. I will be be giving away a signed copy of the book of your choice to three randomly selected people who sign up for my email list by midnight EDT on Tuesday, August 18. That’s all you have to do. Just enter your email address in the form below. I won’t spam you, although I may send you occasional […]

Flags, collectivism, and quantum physics (seriously)

August 11, 2015 Rob 0

Adam Gurri has posted a followup to my post about the subjective meaning of flags and other symbols. It’s well worth a read. In it, he argues essentially that I’m hung up on the whole subjectivity/objectivity framework when there’s, like, a whole other world out there, man*: Rob complains that I “elevate intersubjectivity to the level of objectivity,” but that’s simply a symptom of being stuck in subject-object thinking. You begin to think “objective” is a synonym for truth. Well, […]

On flags and other subjects

August 10, 2015 Rob 2

Fair warning: this post is long and will probably bore people who are not interested in exciting philosophical concepts like the difference between subjectivity and objectivity. So, like, pretty much everybody. As you recall, a few weeks ago many people were demanding the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina state capitol on the grounds that the flag is a symbol of racism. At the time, I wrote on Facebook: What bothers me about this Confederate flag controversy, […]