Tuesday, July 28, 2020

On Medium: Godless Honour and the Pursuit of Pleasure

Here's another article in my series that critiques some major values of secular humanism. If happiness is selfish and sex is foolish, is comedy the most worthy pleasure?

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020

On Medium: Godless Honour and the Trap of Empowerment

This article continues my series on godless honour and the values of secular humanism. Is there an enlightened way to conquer nature and people?

Monday, July 13, 2020

On Medium: Trump's Inept Totalitarianism

This article explains that the silver lining of American individualism and of Trump's narcissism is that Trump's anti-presidency can only humiliate the country, not wreak a totalitarian catastrophe.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

On Medium: Godless Honour and the Descent of Reason

This article is part of a series on how to achieve godless honour. When science and philosophy confront an absurd, inhuman, irrational world, the pair undermines our grandiose boasts about our progress and inherent dignity.

Monday, July 6, 2020

On Medium: Clarifying and Debating the Christ Myth Theory: Round Two

Read on for a continuation of my debate with Graham Pemberton on whether Jesus was a historical figure and on the nature of the debate between the historicists and mythicists.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

On Medium: Godless Honour for Human Nature

This article compares ancient and modern enlightenment, Epicurean ataraxia and consumer-friendly happiness. Is science-centered secular humanism an improvement on the ancient's less optimistic perspective?

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

On Medium: Digitizing the Mind: Why Information won’t be Owned

Read on to consider whether capitalism is obsolete in the Information Age and whether there's some deep reason why information won't ultimately be owned.