We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Lance-Schliesser boycott proposal was endorsed by many of the philosophers who commented on the pair's blog entry. Indeed, "some proposed that the boycott be expanded to include conferences with all-white line-ups or with lack of diversity in sexual orientation or nationality," Inside Higher Ed reported. The notion of merit, aptitude or interest as relevant to scholarly endeavors from majoring in chemistry to speaking at a philosophy conference seems to be falling by the wayside.