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A new paper on gender effects in philosophy: “Market outcomes starting in 2014 and going back 10 years offer no evidence women are at a disadvantage in tenure-track competitions. The same can be said for the other objective measures that were examined including publishing and the reputations of home and hiring departments. No statistically significant evidence that pervasive dysfunction in departmental cultures is harming early career market outcomes of budding women philosophers could be found.” (emphasis added)

Closing EU borders will lead to inbreeding, German finance minister warns‘. Hey, maybe it’s true, what with the European reproductive rate.

Might charges of antisemitism lose their bite? See here.

Note to feminists: it’s not enough to hate men. You have to make sure to hate whitey too. Sophia Coppola slammed at Cannes.

The Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution against the alt-right, and The Gospel Coalition says that the alt-right is “idolatry”. See here.

Betsy Devos is making changes at the DOE.

If only James Hodgkinson’s radical leftism was caught early on, like this “radicalized” 18 year old.

Walter Montgomery

Walter is a philosophy graduate student in New Hampshire. He sometimes wishes he was a lawyer, and other times wishes he was a basketball coach. Some of his favorite childhood memories involve traveling with his immediate family, grandparents, and cousins’ family in big gas-guzzling vans towing campers. He sees philosophy as a tool for getting at Truth, and thinks too many contemporary philosophers see it as a tool for advancing their ideological preferences.

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  1. Why the Southern Baptist thought it necessary to even talk about the Alt Right is unclear to me, but what is clear is that God created the nations:

    After the unity of the human race was shattered by sin God at once sought to save humanity part by part. The covenant with Noah after the flood gives expression to the principle of the divine economy toward the “nations”, in other words, towards men grouped “in their lands, each with [its] own language, by their families, in their nations”.

    This state of division into many nations is at once cosmic, social and religious. It is intended to limit the pride of fallen humanity united only in its perverse ambition to forge its own unity as at Babel. But, because of sin, both polytheism and the idolatry of the nation and of its rulers constantly threaten this provisional economy with the perversion of paganism.

    The covenant with Noah remains in force during the times of the Gentiles, until the universal proclamation of the Gospel…

    • Yeah, Urban II, it wasn’t clear to me either. But I think there is a historical factor here. Southern Baptists were defenders of slavery, and they haven’t entirely gotten out from under that cloud. My guess is that they want to show they aren’t racists by distancing themselves from any movement, whether it is truly racist, or merely perceived as racist.

      Also, there is a fair number of black Southern Baptist pastors who probably favored this. In fact, I think the pastor who moved for the adoption of this resolution was a black pastor from Texas.

    • When you put it into historical context and add in the black pastor it begins to make more sense. Unfortunately, the left has distorted the meaning of racism to the point that it currently has no meaning; it’s a bludgeoning tool to silence political enemies.

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