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{Daily Salvo} Collateral Damage | Salvo 32

Sexual Insanity

From Wilhelm Reich to the Vagina Lobby in Two Easy Steps

by Terrell Clemmons

. . . Eight years after the Pill received FDA approval in 1960, Pope Paul VI published the encyclical Humanae Vitae. It predicted four ramifications of widespread contraceptive use: an overall decline in moral standards, a rise in infidelity, a decline in male respect for women, and the coercive exertion of reproductive control by governments. Reactions to the encyclical ranged from polite disregard to outright contempt. But time has proved Paul VI dead right on all counts. "Forty-plus years after Humanae Vitae," writes Mary Eberstadt, "there are more than enough ironies, both secular and religious, to make one swear there's a humorist in heaven"—at least, she noted soberly, for those who take their humor dark. ►►►

Column: Deprogram | Salvo 34

Self Containers

Do Animals Really Know Themselves?

by Denyse O'Leary

Do animals have a sense of self? Or is selfhood unique to humans? That's a trickier question than we might at first suppose. In recent issues of Salvo, we looked at problem-solving intelligence in animals. Recapping: Claims for chimpanzee intelligence are generally overrated; on some tests, birds or dogs do as well as or better than chimps. And yes, bonobos use tools, but then so do birds, crocodiles, some fish, and octopuses. But only some species in all these vast animal divisions do so. We don't know why they do and others don't. . . . ►►►

Column: Person of Interest | Salvo 34

Marital Defense

An Interview with Ryan T. Anderson

by Marcia Segelstein

. . . the overarching thing is that we need to have a response to the sexual revolution. Gays and lesbians didn't break down the marriage culture. Redefining marriage is a consequence of fifty years of heterosexuals not living out the truth about marriage. Redefining marriage to exclude the norm of sexual complementarity only makes sense after fifty years of non-marital childbearing and no-fault divorce. So we now need to have not just a response to same-sex marriage, but a holistic response to the sexual revolution. How do we embody the truth about human nature, the truth about the family, the truth about marriage in a way that's appealing and attractive and exciting in our society? ►►►

Feature | Salvo 34

The Testament

Why God Most Certainly Does Exist

by Regis Nicoll

Admitting, ever so modestly, that he can't disprove the existence of God, atheist popularizer Richard Dawkins explains why God almost certainly does not exist. His argument, presented in chapter 4 of The God Delusion (2008), is intended to expose the fallacy of intelligent design. It goes something like this: ►►►

Feature | Salvo 33

Choose Your Cornerstone

The Case for Early Marriage

by Terrell Clemmons

. . . According to researchers Kay Hymowitz, James S. Carroll, W. Bradford Wilcox, and Kelleen Kaye, authors of Knot Yet: The Benefits and Costs of Delayed Marriage in America, a 2013 report examining marriage trends, the large majority of young adults do rate marriage as an important part of their life plan. But instead of prioritizing it in their twenties, they're pushing it out to some future point in time when they're ready, whatever "ready" means. ►►►

Department: Headquarters | Salvo 33

No Progress Report

How Deafness to Wise Old Voices Distorts the Past, Present & Future

by Jason Morgan

. . . Our age's epistemology is now overwhelmingly Whiggish, thanks to an educational system that teaches people to see themselves as Prometheuses wresting enlightenment from the murky backwardness of the past and carrying it forward into the future. But the paradox of this self-styled heroism is that, the more people set their faces against the past, the more they fail to understand the present. They thus feel alienated from time and struggle blindly for increasingly abstract ideals that have neither antecedent nor context. Can anything be done about this ascendancy of all things Whiggish? Many people are dizzied by the pace of unexamined change in the world. Can those with temporal vertigo stop Whigging out and restore sanity to society? ►►►

Department: Archives | Salvo 32

Capital Losses

Nietzsche on Losing English Morality

by Cameron Wybrow

Often one can learn something from authors with whom one disagrees. An author with whom I disagree, but from whom I have learned a good deal, is Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900). ►►►

Department: Great Escapes | Salvo 32

The Evolution
of a Christian

An Interview with Dr. Fazale Rana

by James M. Kushiner

In this interview, he describes his development as a scientist, his rejection of the evolutionary paradigm, and his journey to faith. ►►►

Feature | Salvo 31

Dying to
Feel Good

Modern Self-Realization & the Painkiller Addiction Epidemic

by Heather Zeiger

Addiction to prescription pain medicine, also known as opiate drugs, has reached epidemic proportions. Everyone from the famous actor to the talented musician to the hotshot CEO to the good suburban kid is the current face of opiate drug addiction. This article will look at the trends and contributing factors that have led to today's epidemic. ►►►

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The latest issue: Salvo 34 Fall 2015

Column: Casualty Report | SV 34

Department: Headquarters | SV 34

Cosmic Seer

Georges Lemaître, the Catholic Priest Behind the Big Bang

by Ray Cavanaugh

Feature | SV 34

Life's Big Bangs

Avalon & Cambrian (& Worldview) Explosions

by Hugh Ross

Column: Undercover | SV 34

Mastering Modern Love

How Chastity Orders Your Relationships & Liberates You for Love

by Terrell Clemmons

Department: Personnel | SV 34

Sacred Singleness?

An Interview with Kristina Twitty

by Carmen Fowler LaBerge

Salvo 33 Summer 2015

Department: Featured Blip | SV 33

A Loving Proposal

A Review of Same-Sex Marriage: A Thoughtful Approach to God's Design for Marriage by Sean McDowell & John Stonestreet

by Terrell Clemmons

Column: Person of Interest | SV 33

Unesteemed Colleague

An Interview with Mark Regnerus

by Marcia Segelstein

Feature | SV 33

World War Sex

A Global Revolution Imperils Men, Women & Children

An Interview with Gabriele Kuby by Benjamin J. Vail

Salvo 32 Spring 2015

Feature | SV 32

The New Couplings

Are Human & Robot Weddings Next?

by Robin Phillips

Column: Foreign Intel | SV 32

French Lessons

Is Blasphemy Against Free Speech Worth Dying For?

by Michael Cook

Column: Operation ID | SV 32

The ENCODE Embroilment, Part II

Denying Data Won't Change the Emerging Facts of Biology

by Casey Luskin

Department: Home Front | SV 32

Teachable Moments

What to Do When the Culture Intrudes

by Marcia Segelstein

Salvo 31 Winter 2014

Column: Person of Interest | SV 31

Wise Man on Campus

An Interview with J. Budziszewski

by Marcia Segelstein

Column: Deprogram | SV 31

The Law of Conservation of Information: Part II

If Information Theory Is Right, Darwinian Evolution Isn't Even Possible

by Denyse O'Leary

Department: Parting Shot | SV 31

Prime Timing

Why You Shouldn't Hope to Die at 75

by Laurie Higgins

Column: Undercover | SV 31

Desperately Disconnected

50 Shades of Grey & the Longings of the Female Heart

by Terrell Clemmons

Salvo 30 Fall 2014

Column: Operation ID | SV 30

Heads or Tales

How Evolutionary Theory "Predicts" What It Finds

by Casey Luskin

Column: Person of Interest | SV 30

Don't Miss Mayberry

An Interview with Russell D. Moore

by Marcia Segelstein

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