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Feature | Salvo 27

The Massacre of Valentine's Day

Feminism's V-Day Eliminates Men, Marriage & Romance—and Kills Sex

by Robin Phillips

. . . How is this liberating for women? The answer is purportedly found in such books as Sharon Thompson's Going All the Way: Teenage Girls' Tales of Sex, Romance, and Pregnancy and Leora Tanenbaum's Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation. These works argue that the only reason casual sex leaves young girls wounded and vulnerable is that they have made the mistake of fusing sex with love. The solution, Thompson argues, is for girls to stop "condition[ing] sexual consent on romantic expectations." Before the feminist utopia can arrive, love and romance must be excised from sex. . . . ►►►

Homefront | Salvo 34

Girl Watching

Raising Daughters in Troubled Times

by Marcia Segelstein

. . . Sax believes that the sexualization of girls at ever-younger ages is a critical part of the problem. Girls are bombarded with the message that revealing their bodies is both normal and expected. He relates the story of a ten-year-old girl who wanted to dress up as a French maid, complete with fishnet pantyhose, for Halloween. It turns out that the costume came in sizes for even younger girls. Such sexualization, Sax writes, "is about being an object for the pleasure of others, about being on display for others." Girls pretending to be sexy aren't being who they really are, and that's not healthy. . . . ►►►

Headquarters | Salvo 15

Functional Unbelief

There Are No True Agnostics

by Regis Nicoll

. . . It is a response calculated to let you know that the agnostic occupies an elevated plain of intellectual integrity, one on which lives are directed by facts, not faith. What the agnostic doesn't realize, however, or willfully ignores, is that he is just as much a person of faith as those he tries to distance himself from. It begins with what he really knows. . . . ►►►

Deprogram | Salvo 17

Neither God nor Darwin?

Atheists & Agnostics Who Dare to Doubt

by Denyse O'Leary

To hear it from the New Atheists, Darwinism is the atheist's creation story, the Genesis from which no Exodus follows. As Richard Dawkins is often quoted as saying, Darwinism enables an atheist to be intellectually fulfilled. If so, there are a number of atheist and agnostic thinkers out there who are intellectually deprived. Or are they? Consider, for example, the Humean philosopher Antony Flew. . . . ►►►

Featured Blip | Salvo 17

Sex, Lies & Video Games

Manning Up: How the Rise of Women Has Turned Men into Boys by Kay S. Hymowitz

reviewed by Rebecca Golossanov

. . . Manning Up refreshingly gives the flip side to the conventional modern story, arguing that women are on the rise and it is young men who are left stumbling through life. Hymowitz isn't eager to bash men, but she objectively presents a major sociological change in our culture. Her book is packed with enlightening statistics, studies, and quotes that lend support to her argument. . . . ►►►

Feature | Salvo 16

Sci-Fact or Sci-Fi?

What We Won't Learn from Hyped-Up Science News Headlines

by Casey Luskin

. . . So why are such paltry and uncertain claims being hyped in the first place? Materialists are apparently desperate for such "good news" stories because they need them in order to convince their patrons, the public, to continue funding their work. The media willingly cooperates, printing stories that sound plausible but that are ultimately science fiction. . . . ►►►

Salvo 26 | The Science / Faith Issue

Are Science & Religion at War?

by Cameron Wybrow

. . . modern historical study suggests not only that Christianity is compatible with science, but that it was a central historical cause of the birth of modern science. This claim, made by Pierre Duhem, Michael Foster, R. G. Collingwood, Reijer Hooykaas, Francis Oakley, Stanley Jaki, and many others, is now widely accepted among historians of science, even if it has not yet filtered down to the popular press. . . . ►►►

Salvo 26 | The Science / Faith Issue

Can Science Explain "Origins"?

by Patrick Henry Reardon

. . . Fortunately, we live in a more enlightened age, don't we? Modern people invariably rest their cases on well-founded and proven facts, don't they? You never hear anybody nowadays adhering to exotic and improbable theories about the origins of nature and the structure of the universe. Indeed, what do modern people believe on these subjects? Let us take an outstanding example of modern enlightened thought. Let us consider Dr. Lawrence Krauss, head of the "Origins Project" at Arizona State University. . . . ►►►

Scientia | Salvo 26 Science & Faith Issue

Blinded by Science

Believe Science Has All the Answers? Evolutionary Biologist Austin Hughes Says, Open Your Eyes

A Salvo Interview

. . . If it's real science, then it's not scientism. Scientism is taking the mantle of science and claiming for it an authority that it doesn't have. Examples would include scientists who maintain that evolution disproves the existence of God or who say that we exist in a purposeless, random universe. And then there are those physicists who insist that the universe gave rise to itself, or the whole field of what is called evolutionary psychology. These are examples of speculative storytelling that have absolutely no evidence behind them. ►►►

Camouflage | Salvo 18

Wrong About Rights

How the New Social Justice Betrays Justice & Subverts the Just Society

by Terrell Clemmons

. . . rather than look into the matter to determine whether some true injustice lies beneath a particular disparity (Was there theft? Is there ongoing oppression?), proponents of the new social justice pronounce the disparity itself to be the injustice. In a feat of monumentally poor thinking, reminiscent of the child who wails "No fair!" when his brother has toys he doesn't, they assert that the mere fact that some people "have" while others "have not" constitutes a condition of social injustice demanding redress. ►►►

Feature | Salvo 9

Born to Split

Is Divorce Simply a Matter of Genes?

by S. T. Karnick

. . . What is fascinating about this sort of reporting is the relentless and often openly gleeful way in which it reduces human beings to a mere mass of chemicals, as reporters and others embrace the idea that people have little ultimate choice in what they do. Absent from this story—and a multitude of others like it—is any mention of the notion that we make conscious choices about what we do, nor is any attention paid to the countless other chemicals in the body that might have an effect on the characteristics studied here. The facts tell a different story, . . . ►►►

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