Category Archives: Culture

How The Orville Could Have Had Peace with the Kaylon

owever, there is something that is lacking in The Orville and it stands out: Seth MacFarlane’s politics are too far right for him to fully grasp the setting he has created, based off of Star Trek. If you were to ask FOX News, you would likely hear how Seth MacFarlane is a communist – and there is a Quora thread asking whether he is a socialist or a communist. However, if he were, then this issue would not appear in The Orville.

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Factchecking the Fact checkers: USA Today’s Issues with Factchecking

Factchecking is a vital part of any meaningful discourse – any academic paper will be riddled with citations so you can check if the author is making true claims, my articles, such as this one, are riddled with links so that you can verify that I am not simply making up facts to fit my purpose, and when someone is speaking or tweeting you may need someone to go in and verify what is being said. Part of freedom of thought is that we can have varied opinions on different matters, but it should be bound by a set of facts or, at least, similar sets of facts differing in personal experiences. This consistency in what is real and what is not makes it so that we can have productive discourses on what actions to take because we can simply look at the logic of another person and see whether or not it follows – and sometimes breaking it apart involves bringing in other facts that were originally excluded. This common foundation upon a factual reality allows for logic to be unimpeded.

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Debunking the HERU (Horus)-Jesus Connection

Wander through Facebook long enough and you’re going to come across memes claiming that the story of Jesus is simply a rip off of the story of Horus – which is the Greek name for an Egyptian god called Heru the Younger. The similarities appear astounding as the memes claim that all the central themes of Jesus’ life were the same as this Ancient Egyptian deity. The problem is that the viewer is likely unfamiliar with the Egyptian religion and so simply accepts the claims made about Heru without question.

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Outlander Theory: A Non-Genetic Basis for Time Travel

So, I am going to propose an alternate theory to the genetic theory – which still explains it’s correlation with genetics. I’m probably wrong – I predicted wildly different things for Game of Thrones than what happened – despite still thinking my theories would have been better than what actually happened. I cannot promise that this is what is going on, but it would be much more elegant than the more likely, and frankly silly, option.

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