Home Page of Carol Phillips and Peter Taylor - Index

1. (Mainly) Carol's Stuff:

Original Poems
(by Carol) 
Filks etc  Religion 
Ambivalence  Comets Are Deadly  The Flaming Chalice on the Swan 
Dusty and Dry  The DHMO Song
by Mark Mandel  
The Wedding of Carol Phillips and Peter Taylor 
I Remember Daddy  The Viking Keegan Dedication Song A Really Short Course in World Religions 
Why I Do Not
Like Water
 
 The Uniformity Police   
The Rains  The Long Broad Smile   
  The Fithp Invasion Song
by Carol Phillips and Judy Craft
 
 

2. Peter Taylor's various essays (etc.) by topic
(or in chronological order)


 
On the space program:
Why are space launch costs so high? [86k] Where (in space) do we go from here? or Why do we have a manned space program? [68k]  Ringworld Modal Analysis
[12k] Structural dynamics FANAC (fannish activity) based on Larry Niven's science fiction novel, Ringworld
Long version [30k]
Why Rutan Matters [6k] Conflicting Visions of the Manned Space Program [25k]
Response to Dr. Mike Griffin's Speech on Real vs. Acceptable Reasons [7k]   ALH84001
Mars meteorite filk song
 
Religion:
Polyatheism Sermon  
An Atheist's Views on Neopaganism [16k]
Is Rational Religion Possible?
The functions of religion and their implications [78k]
There are "conservative" Unitarian Universalists. Here is my UU church's Conservative Covenant Group FAQ, a homily about it, and our covenant. Here are notes from a 2005 SWUUSI workshop on UU conservatism.
A Discussion of Guenter Lewy's
Why America Needs Religion:
Secular Modernity and its Discontents
[20k]
The Baby and the Bathwater:
an Atheist Mourns the Death of God
Designing
The Church of Glaucon
 
Electoral Politics:
Three-Fifths of a Floridian:
A Discussion of The Electoral College Primer, by Lawrence Longley and Neal Peirce [16k]
Reasons for Supporting Spoilers:
Three Models for Minor US Political Parties [17k]
Wooden Computers
Tabletop demonstrations of the Condorcet, Borda, Plurality, and Approval voting systems
Electoral Reform:
Instant Runoff Voting
and why you should support it [55k]
Here is the Pascal source code for the single winner election systems discussed above [24k]
Duverger's Law and the Libertarian Party
More discussion of the spoiler problem [16k]
Election Systems 101 [182k]
a curriculum for a 5 hr. short course comparing Plurality, Instant Runoff, and several other systems, with an appendix on the US Electoral College [14k]
 
Partisan Politics:
The Dog Ate My Manifesto:
Reflections on Moderate Libertarianism
[Short version 24k, long version 535k]
Jane's Law and the Progressives
or The Care and Feeding of Scapegoats [27k]
When a Majority Feels Persecuted
Christianity in the United States [8k]
Comments on the
War in Iraq [18k]
Book Review of Bryan Caplan's
The Myth of the Rational Voter:
Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies
[40k]
The Market for Sanctimony
or why we need Yet Another Space Alien Cult [148k]
A Review of Michael Strong's
Be the Solution:
How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the World's Problems
[19k]
What Does "Morality" Mean?
Musings on Claire Berlinski's
There Is No Alternative:
Why Margaret Thatcher Matters
[75k]
Does the Ruling Class Exist?
A review of The Ruling Class (Angelo Codevilla),
The New Road to Serfdom (Daniel Hannan),
and Get Out Of Our House (Tim Cox) [39k]
  A Gentle Introduction to
Mencius Moldbug's

 "A Gentle Introduction to Unqualified Reservations"
The Resurrection of Classical Liberalism
(the libertarian movement meets Young Frankenstein) [82k]
Epistle to the Libertarians
An offer of Dark Enlightenment [10k]
 
Miscellany:
  The Art of Stupidity
a venting of spleen [16k]
Separated at Birth?
Mysterious parallels between the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Republican Party [4k]
As a public service, I also include here a copy of
The Gesargenplotzian Gospel,
[7k] explaining the origins of the earth, humankind, and religion, as revealed by the Great Gesargenplotz itself to Dr. Harlan B. Miller, Professor of Philosophy, Virginia Tech.
Dark Mark
seen over Taylor Phillips household, evidence of Death Eater attack on Halloween, 2007
Texas Watermelon Receives Death Penalty
Carol Phillips JKN, executioner
Honesty, Flattery, or Fealty?
The nature of beliefs [38k]
Linux Dualboot Adventures
Installation, booting, nVidia graphics, multimedia
Various Debian, Mint, OpenSuSE versions
In defensionem iacentis felem mortuum
(In defense of heaving dead cats):
The Art of Persuasion
When is verbal abuse appropriate?
Why Johnny Can't Proselytize:
A Primer on Meta-Ethics
Why is it so hard to construct a good moral argument? [76k]

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