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Sex and gender

October 22, 2017 - 10:42 -- Admin

This is based on a comment I made here.

If you think the bodies are sexed (clearly true) and psyches are sexed (a bit murkier, but broadly true) then it is easy to get more than two genders.

Male (male in body and psyche)

Female (female in body and psyche)

Third (body and psyche don’t match).

Well, she’s back…

October 7, 2017 - 13:58 -- Admin

Hello there, Legal Eagle here. Skepticlawyer wrote the post below but wasn’t able to post it on the blog because technology. I’m putting it up in her stead.

As many of you know, I’m currently on an author tour to Australia to promote Kingdom of the Wicked Book I – Rules.

Why I am voting Yes in the SSM postal survey (but won’t be telling anyone else how to vote)

September 13, 2017 - 19:31 -- Admin

It probably won’t surprise anyone who knows me well that I’ll be voting “Yes” in the Same Sex Marriage postal survey. After all, I’m a small-l liberal, non-religious legal academic with many friends in same-sex relationships. I’m the stereotypical “Yes” voter. But I have become increasingly concerned that the “Yes” vote will not win, despite the fact that the majority of my friends on Facebook have rainbow profile pictures.

The uselessness of “bubble” talk

August 13, 2017 - 08:59 -- Admin

This is based on a comment I made here.

If turning points in asset prices could be reliably predicted, they wouldn’t happen (since no none would buy at the “about to be seriously undercut” price).

The “bubble” folk don’t seem to understand that calling it a “bubble”:

(1) entails not knowing when the turning point will happen;

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