The Problem of Free WillNovember 8, 2017
Today I’m here to question the very nature of freedom itself. What is free will? Do we actually possess it? How can we know? What’s with all the questions? Strap yourselves in, boys and girls. This shit’s about to get bumpy.
Everything Wrong With Pascal's WagerSeptember 30, 2017
Without your knowledge, you actually gamble with your life every day. Or at least some 17th-century French dude named Blaise Pascal said you did. I’m sure Blaise was a nice guy and all. But I’ve one found one of his arguments to be a little hard to swallow so I’m going to explain why I think he’s full of shit.
We're All HypocritesJune 26, 2017
To a large extent, we're all hypocrites in some regard. We like to believe we’re logical and rational creatures, but often times, our beliefs and desires win out over logic and rationality.
The Consensus Fallacy #2: More Shit People Believe That Isn't TrueJune 5, 2017
A while back, I wrote an article about the Consensus Fallacy and the way misinformation slowly evolves into “common knowledge.” Today I am here to again to point out five more bullshit facts that people assume are true just because they hear them so often.
7 Reasons The Ontological Argument For God Is BullshitMay 22, 2017
The Ontological Argument is a sound argument, but the initial premises that it assumes, and the paradoxes that accompany it, force it to be disregarded by anyone who likes to maintain the integrity of a rational being.
The Continuity ProblemMay 15, 2017
The fear that seems to come with a personal identity crisis is a bit misguided. It is not the ignorance of who we are that scares us; it is not the inability to discover the qualities that make us intrinsically unique that is most frightening. It is instead the insight that we possess the ability to change and that we have the potential to forge our own identities...
How Millennials Will Forever Change The FutureMay 8, 2017
The millennial generation has its problems like any other generation, but I am here today to present this article as the first in a series of posts on societal and cultural trends regarding millennials that demonstrate the ways in which we will make the world a better place.
The Origin Of MoralsMay 1, 2017
“Is what is morally good commanded by God because it is morally good, or is it morally good because it is commanded by God?”
Harry Potter And The Meaning of LifeApril 24, 2017
The fact that we spend our days searching for meaning yet we are perpetually unable to find any, just as all of the other humans who have existed before us have done, is absurd...
The Importance of Asking QuestionsApril 17, 2017
We’re all just faking it, pretending we know what the fuck we’re doing to be able to create some semblance of order in our confusingly chaotic lives.
Russell's TeapotApril 10, 2017
Suppose I took you aside one day and told you that I believed there to be a teapot in space, orbiting the sun in the same fashion as all of the other planets. Yes, you read me correctly, a teapot. A ceramic container with an ornate lid and a curvy spout. Like the one your grandma had that sat in a special cupboard with all of her other fancy dishware, never to be used...
Why I Became a Vegan and I Think You Should TooApril 3, 2017
Before I even get to the crux of what I actually want to say with this article, let me first make the disclaimer that I’m not some moral hippie that looks down upon the people around me who make life choices that differ from my own...
The Mind-Body ProblemMarch 27, 2017
Every day I ask myself “Who am I?” Of course, I know my name. I know what I look like. I know what my favorite foods are and what makes me laugh. I seem to know things about me, but I have never felt that I actually know me...
The Consensus Fallacy: 5 Shit Facts Everyone Thinks Are True But Actually Aren'tMarch 20, 2017
We’ve gotten to the point in our society where our attention is divided...
5 Misconceptions About AtheismMarch 13, 2017
In America, we tend to take God as a given. Christmas and Easter are holidays that most people celebrate, we bless people when they sneeze, and an unfortunate event in a community always elicits the “thoughts and prayers” of its members...
Why We Can't Have Nice ThingsMarch 6, 2017
When I was in college, I had a fairly peculiar sociology professor (as I am sure most sociology professors are). His name was Marty, he wore old man sweaters, and he texted people on his flip phone before class would start. You know. Weird shit...
Will The Future Blame Us?February 27, 2017
Can you imagine what life would have been like 100 years ago? The average annual income (for men) was $687. The population of The United States was just under 100 million people. The average life expectancy was 54 years. And people were still shitting in outhouses...
Time Flies, But You're The PilotFebruary 20, 2017
In our ever constant effort to feel validated and seem important in the eyes of others, we stretch ourselves to the breaking point with unmanageable schedules and then act as if time is some supernatural force we have no control over. We yearn to be “busy,” and then ensure that everyone around us knows it....
We’re All Ignorant, But We Don’t Have To BeFebruary 13, 2017
Plato was one of the greatest thinkers of all time, as well as the founder of philosophy as we know it today. He is most famously known for his work The Republic, which contains a brilliant analogy for the epidemic of ignorance. It's called the Allegory of the Cave and it goes a little something like this...