Tag Archives: Discussion

First Principles: Liberty of the Press Does not Mean Liberty To Defame

“If by the liberty of the press were understood merely the liberty of discussing the propriety of public measures and political opinions, let us have as much of it as you please: But if it means the liberty of affronting, … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: On the Origins of Species – Charles Darwin

On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life is a book written for us non-specialist readers by Charles Darwin. Thankfully, the public and scientists alike have come … Continue reading

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First Principles: Truth Does Not Fear Reasonable Inquiry

“Temperate, sincere, and intelligent inquiry and discussion are only to be dreaded by the advocates of error. The truth need not fear them…” – Dr. Benjamin Rush, Founding Father When someone tells you  that something is a settled matter and … Continue reading

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