Author Archive: Erich Vieth

Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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Listening to Foreigners Might be Harmful to Your Health

March 15, 2006 | By | Reply More
Listening to Foreigners Might be Harmful to Your Health

In March 2004, U.S. Representative Tom Feeney (R-FL) announced his proposed “Reaffirmation of American Independence Resolution.”  Co-sponsored by dozens of U.S. representatives, the aim of this resolution was to keep our federal judges from considering any “foreign” laws, court decisions, or pronouncements of foreign governments unless they “are expressly approved by Congress.” This resolution has […]

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The Immorality of Inquiry

March 15, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
The Immorality of Inquiry

Consider, that many religions consider it immoral to do any of the following: Ask certain obvious questions (Is there a God? Will God decide to abolish hell?) Follow evidence wherever it leads. (Many Believers refuse to consider indisputable indicators demonstrating that the earth is actually more than 6,000 years old). Admit that one does not really know […]

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No Sex in Heaven

March 13, 2006 | By | 16 Replies More
No Sex in Heaven

On one of the local Christian radio shows (KJSL – St. Louis) one of the callers was upset last week. He really liked sex, he explained to Paul McGuire (the show host). The caller liked sex so much that the thought of going to heaven concerned him.  The caller asked the sage host whether it […]

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Where to Look for Religious Tolerance

March 13, 2006 | By | Reply More
Where to Look for Religious Tolerance

In yesterday’s NYT, an op-ed pointing out a group likely to practice religious tolerance: atheists.

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Moral Prestidigitation: This Situation is BIGGER than Rules.

March 12, 2006 | By | Reply More
Moral Prestidigitation: This Situation is BIGGER than Rules.

Contrary to today’s moralists, the important issue is not what the rules are, but whether to apply established rules.  Throwing out the moral rulebook occasionally leads to heroic feats but it occasionally leads to Abu Graib.  As Aristotle wrote, rules are not a substitute for good character.  Stay on the lookout, then, for those who play […]

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The Biggest Computer

March 12, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More
The Biggest Computer

Complexity at its best: God created the evolutionary algorithm, but had to create a world too, to see where it would all lead. The world is the smallest device capable of accurately computing where it will all lead. He’s still watching and He is often quite surprised.

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Get Dirty Money out of Politics!

February 26, 2006 | By | Reply More
Get Dirty Money out of Politics!

Are the citizens really running our national government? That is the theory, that we the people call the shots. As imperfect as our system has always been, it has been getting far worse in recent years. Exhibit A: large oil companies getting huge tax breaks at a time when they are raking in exhorbitant profits. […]

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Madness

February 21, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
Madness

Madness is rare in individuals—but in groups, parties, nations and ages it is the rule. Nietzsche–Beyond Good & Evil #156

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Two Kinds of Morality

February 21, 2006 | By | 1 Reply More
Two Kinds of Morality

Bertrand Russell: “We have, in fact, two kinds of morality side by side; one which we preach but do not practise, and another which we practise but seldom preach.”

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