Minding One’s Yeas and Nays

In an interview with Slashdot, Richard Dawkins explains why atheists and skeptics should be less respectful toward religion, or perhaps why the attitude he advocates does not constitute disrespect (he is somewhat confusing): Slashdot: In a TED Talk you gave a few years ago, you finished by speaking about how 9/11 changed you, and said …

Do Two Wrongs Make A Right?

The New York Times recently reported: Report Describes How Armstrong and His Team Eluded Doping Tests By IAN AUSTEN – Published: October 11, 2012 Throughout his career, Lance Armstrong always responded to doping accusations by saying he had been tested for banned substances hundreds of times and never produced a positive result. How could the …

Fear G-d, and Keep His Commandments: For This Is the Whole Duty Of Man

To CS, (almost) Esq. We recently noted Rav Yehezkel Landau’s rejection of logic as goyish; I encountered this in the course of responding to a challenge of Rav Herschel Schachter, related to me by my friend Menachem Butler, to investigate the censorship of Rav Landau’s comments on the Talmudic injunction against הגיון (see below) in …