I believe Mario Rizzo has invented a new syncretic discipline. He’s mostly taking the piss, but it’s a real problem people have grappled with. It even has a special name: “the time consistency problem“.

On a completely unrelated note, I think Ross Douthat is alright. Before I just thought of him as the less interesting member of the Salaam-Douthat duo, but I like this post and think he gave the better performance in his diavlog with the often-rambling Heather Mac Donald (who I like and would tend to agree more with on an issue-by-issue basis). The latter devotes a lot of time to theodicy (aka “the problem of evil”), which the Distributed Republic has been coincidentally tackling at the same time in response to Vox Day.

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