Jim Mason

It might help us all to acknowledge it

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We animals who call ourselves “humans” are not a lot more intelligent than many other living beings. We are just better able to communicate with each other and coordinate our activities more effectively, at our human time scale, than most other animals…

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The paradox of Christian gun advocates

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I find it hard to understand people who claim to revere the Bible and follow the teachings of Jesus, yet who not only advocate the freedom to possess highly lethal weapons, but even claim benefits of having them. How do they reconcile those apparently…

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And the 2nd Amendment is its unholy scripture

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Hearing Texas Governor Abbott talk of “mental illness” and “pure evil” after the latest mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, with apparent sincerity, struck me as tragically lacking in self-awareness on his part. For he and others like him can be seen as…

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Jim Mason

Jim Mason

I study language, cognition, and humans as social animals. You can support me by joining Medium at https://jmason37-80878.medium.com/membership