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Scott DeLong replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion Atheist Reasoning on Gun Control in the U.S
"I consider, myself neutral for the time being, as much of the research on gun control is inconsistent. Some studies show decreases in violence. Other, studies show increases in violence. So it seems to me that the evidence is mixed."
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"I am not a loving person. I am a cynical and harsh bastard."
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"My biggest problem with religion is when it interferes with both public and social policy."
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"Thanks for the friending, Scott.  Your list of likes and hates has a big overlap with my own."
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Scott DeLong replied to Pat's discussion Palestinian Child Burned To Death In Arson Attack
"This is not surprising, considering the region of the  world they are in."
Aug 1
Scott DeLong replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"I would not dare troll on a subject that is important to me, Tom. I agree that there should be better protections for Whistleblowers in the U.S.. I don't assume that the american legal system is perfect. If you read one of  my earlier…"
Aug 1
Scott DeLong replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"Hugh Thompson was ostracized for being the Whistleblower about the My Lai Massacre. "
Jul 31
Scott DeLong replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"Tom please don't make an assumption that I do not know how dangerous whistleblowing can be. I know examples of people getting hurt and being ostracized as a result of being whistleblowers. Example # 1 Frank Serpico was shot for blowing the…"
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"I need to read some old historical works"
Jul 31
Scott DeLong replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"I say "Mr. Pangborn" as a term of respect, first of all, because I admire how articulate you are. Second of all, I feel as though you are projecting that I think all trials in the United States are fair. I never said "all trials in…"
Jul 31
Scott DeLong replied to Russell Pangborn's discussion How many of you despise Edward Snowden?
"I assure you Mr. Pangborn that I have kept an open mind regarding Mr.Snowden. I am also quite well aware that our government has made up things before. I came away after looking at the evidence and will concede that, Mr.Snowden has done some good in…"
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Craigart14 commented on Scott DeLong's blog post Critical Thinking Paper
"Scott, A very good paper.  Atlantis was mere speculation on Plato's part, just as ancient aliens are mere speculation on L. Ron Hubbard's part.  It was revived by an American huckster/quack named Ignatius Donnelly in the 19th…"
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About Me:
Influences: Voltaire, Friedrich Nietzsche, John Rawls, Bertrand Russell, Karl Marx, David Hume, H.L. Mencken, Benedict de Spinoza, Thomas Aquinas, Judith Butler, John Stuart Mill, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, William James, Niccolo Machiavelli, Jean-Paul Sartre, Thomas Paine, John Dewey, Arthur Schopenhauer, G.W.F. Hegel, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Jeremy Bentham, Plato, Aristotle, Emma Goldman, Hannah Arendt, Karl Popper, Sigmund Freud, Epicurus, Cesare Beccaria, St. Augustine of Hippo, Immanuel Kant, Michel Foucault, Carl von Clausewitz

Plans for the Future:
Become an Academic, most likely specializing in History

My Beliefs:
I am an Atheist and Empiricist
I am convinced the Religious Right in the United States are promoting a Fascist agenda
I believe we must reform our current prison system
I love and strive to learn as much as I can about history
I have a very bleak view of Human Nature
I consider myself a Democratic Socialist and truly distrust Libertarians like Grover Norquist
I believe that Libertarianism means private Tyranny
I hate Ron Paul
I also believe that a Majority of the American People are stupid
I need evidence to be convinced of something
I believe that the United States Constitution is a living document that adapts to changing values in a society
I believe in the absolute Seperation of Church and State
I am vehemently opposed to the Death Penalty
I prefer to keep myself to a small circle of friends
I am usually very reclusive and prefer to be alone
I hate Anarcho-Capitalists, like Murray Rothbard and Walter Block

People I Hate

On the Right:
Pat Robertson
David Barton
Jerry Falwell
Ralph Reed
Sarah Palin
Michelle Bachmann
Grover Norquist
Ron Paul
Ayn Rand
William Bennett
Ted Nugent
Rand Paul
Scott Walker
Christine O'Donnell
Ted Cruz
Murray Rothbard

On the Left:
Al Sharpton
Alan Dershowitz
James Carville
Ingrid Newkirk
Germaine Greer
Gloria Allred

My Heroes:
Friedrich Nietzsche
Elizabeth Warren
Bertrand Russell
C. Wright Mills
H.L. Mencken
Edmund Burke
Karl Marx
Jean-Paul Sartre
Robert LaFollette
Frederick the Great
John Dewey
Justinian I

My hobbies:


Video Games

Reading Nonfiction Books

Reading Alternate History

Favorite Subjects:



My Favorite Historical Subjects:

History of the Eastern Roman Empire

Chinese History

Greek History

French History

Russian History

My Interests in Philosophy:


Political Philosophy

Social Philosophy

Philosophy of Religion

Philosophy of History




Economic Philosophy

Favorite TV Shows & Series:
I, Claudius
All In The Familty
House of Cards
Everybody Loves Raymond
Prisoner Cell Block H
Cold Case Files

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At 3:37pm on August 1, 2015, Daniel W said…

Thanks for the friending, Scott.  Your list of likes and hates has a big overlap with my own.

At 11:39pm on September 5, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Hello Scott, I am happy to share a friendship with you and learn more about you. Although I share an aversion for the same people and their types as you, I have, perhaps, a more optimistic view on humankind and life in general. I have a great interest in politics, economics, humanism, and love to garden, read non-fiction books, especially history. I foresee some interesting discussions with you, although I am not a philosopher.

At 12:26pm on August 19, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 12:57am on August 18, 2014, Chris G said…

You and Gabby Hays are appropriate since we are in the 100 year anniversary of WWI.

Is your avatar Gabby Hays?

It looks like you are well learned and have a diversity of readings.


At 6:47am on August 15, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Wow! Impressive listings. Welcome. I agree with your "beliefs".

Scott DeLong's Blog

Critical Thinking Paper

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 12:00am 2 Comments

I wrote this critical thinking paper in April of 2015 for my Critical Thinking 101 class.

My critical thinking inventory is what I use when I have to apply critical thinking in order to solve a complex issue or question.  I use this inventory in order to weigh both the benefits and consequences of the decisions that I make.  It is important that I use critical thinking and logic in the decisions that I make for myself.  I have been assigned to analyze my critical thinking…


Fox News Paper

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 10:00pm 4 Comments

this was the first research paper that I wrote in College. It was done in the fall of 2012 for my Humanities 101 class.

In 1996 media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, chairman of the multi-billion dollar conglomerate News Corporation and Roger Ailes, CEO of Fox News and former media advisor to Presidents Nixon, Reagan, and Bush Sr., launched the Fox News Channel. They said their goal was to bring “fine and balanced journalism” to the American public (Greenwald 8). It has been…


Political Ideology Paper

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 7:59pm 0 Comments

I wrote this paper, back in October of 2013 for my Political Ideology class. 

Hubris: the Republican Party and the betrayal of America

The party that was one the champion of the Progressive movement and of the movement to abolish slavery has been taken over by a group of conservatives who are determined to drive this country into the ground unless certain demands are met. This party which was once the…


Tea Party Paper

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm 5 Comments

I wrote this paper 3 years ago, in my Humanities 102 class. In this paper, I wrote about how the Tea Party was really a front for corporate america to sabotage Barack Obama's agenda.

            Over the past few years in America there has been a movement known as the Tea Party movement that is trying to bring notice to big government and wasteful spending through a grassroots style movement.  But is this truly a grassroots movement as the Tea Party claims they are?  There are major…


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