What The World Needs Now: A Manifesto on Tolerance, Co-operation, and Human Goodness

What The World Needs Now: A Manifesto on Tolerance, Co-operation, and Human Goodness By David Metcalfe November 14, 2018 Introduction The world as it exists today is far from perfect. A great number of people suffer horrible injustices on a daily basis, and it is the empathy derived from this knowledge that inspires and guides my life towards the study of these things. What I … Continue reading What The World Needs Now: A Manifesto on Tolerance, Co-operation, and Human Goodness

Batman, The Failed State Leviathan: Why Sociologists Are The Best Superheroes

Batman, The Failed State Leviathan: Why Sociologists Are The Best Superheroes by David Metcalfe November 8, 2018 There’s a major drug shipment coming to Gotham City, and a group of criminals are bringing it off shipping containers and into trucks to be distributed. But suddenly, they realize one of their guys is missing. Another one goes missing. They hear a thud and someone yell in … Continue reading Batman, The Failed State Leviathan: Why Sociologists Are The Best Superheroes

Why All Americans Deserve Health Care

Why All Americans Deserve Health Care By David Metcalfe October 31, 2018 Introduction A 2009 study by Harvard Medical School found that nearly 45,000 Americans die every year due to a lack of health coverage. After the results of the study came out, Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a Harvard professor and primary care physician, said, “every other developed nation has achieved universal health care through some … Continue reading Why All Americans Deserve Health Care

Oh Shit, I’m Gonna Be Single For Life

Oh Shit, I’m Gonna Be Single For Life By David Metcalfe Something Doesn’t Add Up… I’ve always been a talented person. When I was six I skipped a grade because I was too advanced. When I was 9 I led the soccer league in scoring. When I was 13 I got the MVP award for my baseball team. I’ve always performed music. I’ve always had … Continue reading Oh Shit, I’m Gonna Be Single For Life

The Bible Is The Greatest Book Ever Written

By David Metcalfe I often find myself torn between my various “thought surrogacies” on a great many topics. However, few could be more tumultuous than that of religious philosophy. The most brilliant people to ever walk the earth have had some significantly different ideas. The Bible is a book of unique interest due to its significant impacts on culture and philosophy in the development of … Continue reading The Bible Is The Greatest Book Ever Written

The Bible Is A Mediocre Book

The Bible Is A Mediocre Book By David Metcalfe The Needles of Advanced Thought Whenever I enter a bookstore, it is kind of like a treasure hunt; sometimes, even like finding a needle in a hay stack. Walking in initially, I see a variety of pandering, thoughtless collections: self help books, business advice, fiction…that is all hay. I find the good sections: philosophy, community and … Continue reading The Bible Is A Mediocre Book