Born and raised in New York City, Nick studies philosophy at Trinity College Dublin, specializing in Mathematical Logic and in the crossroads of free will, determinism, and personhood. His particular interests are: Logic, Philosophy, Motorsports, Kurt Vonnegut, Bertrand Russell, 20th Century American Literature, The Automotive Industry, and Debate.
Should we take people's drunken behavior as evidence of their true character?
The modern dictator needs only to become a client-state to Russia or China (or to be Russia or China), and there is nothing he can't get away with. We members of open societies have the power to change that. All we need is the resolve.
Here are all of the arguments against Edward Snowden. This is why they are wrong.
If we want to fail fast and fail hard, we should be sure to be mindful about disrupting gurus of innovation.
There is a moral case for intervening in Syria.
Stop using 'literally' figuratively!
Why are prisoners so religious?
Newly released top secret documents shed light on the U.S. involvement in Iraq's use of chemical weapons in the 1980's.
Do we all want to be villains?
A new song captures the feelings of the anti-surveillance movement.
Even snobs and technophobes should accept the hashtag.
Is Youthful Pain the Key to Success?
Edward Snowden had no way out.
Hon. Shira A Scheindlin has struck major blow to Michael Bloomberg's and Ray Kelly's racist and megalomaniacal "Stop and Frisk" policy. Bloomberg's and Kelly's policy acts in direct opposition to both the progress of our culture and of the laws they have sworn to uphold.
A world in which great minds thought alike would be a dystopia.
Girlfriend, boyfriend, partner, lover, significant other. We really don't have any good way to refer to unmarried romantic partners (see?) in English.
History shows that both those who do not learn history and those who do learn history are doomed to repeat it.
Reza Aslan has to explain The Genetic Fallacy to idiot and FoxNews.com interviewer Lauren Green.
Huge prison break, huge setback for costly war, many lives imperiled: no coverage.
Who elected young college graduates the kings and queens of language?
Ray Kurzweil is singularly sure about The Singularity.
A baby was born soon that is half Hot Chick and half Inbred German. Hooray!
My points are modest in what they are trying to prove, or they would be if many people weren't entirely immodest in what they refuse to discuss.
Ideas from modern philosophy hold up better to scrutiny than does Buddhism.
Their am so many bad grammar every where.
It is what it is, but it is not what it should be.
Christopher Hitchens, Demystifier Extraordinaire.
There is no circumstance that people could possibly contrive for ourselves which would constitute "having it all".
Reincarnation is bunk.