Wednesday, August 31, 2022

On Medium: How Physical Objects Submit to the Apparent Miracle of Human Consciousness

Here's an article about the role of objectification in the advent of civilized politics, and how scientific objectivity fits in with the discovery of the strangeness of consciousness. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

My sixth anthology is out on Amazon!

Here's my sixth paperback and eBook anthology, available now on Amazon. 

I have more than enough material from Medium for a seventh one, so I've split them up by topic. This sixth one focusses on pantheism, atheism, Christianity, and transhumanism, and the next one will focus on history, politics, and social issues.

Monday, August 29, 2022

On Medium: Why Tim Andersen Fails to Reconcile Science and Religion

Read on about the deep-seated conflict between science and theistic religion, how the Christian physicist Tim Andersen doesn’t come to grips with the heart of the problem.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

On Medium: Why We’re Ashamed to Admit the Flaws of our Religion

Here's an article about the cultishness of religions, how they prey on our aversion to feeling embarrassed, and why we should evaluate our core religious or secular beliefs from an aesthetic standpoint.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

On Medium: How Black Holes Help Solve the Mystery of Consciousness

Here's an article about life’s revolt against nature’s entropy, the pivot points of cosmic transformation, and a perspective on the mystery of qualia.

Monday, August 22, 2022

On Medium: Just Two of Jordan Peterson’s Howlers

Read on for a takedown of some of Jordan Peterson's howlers on his tone and on the free market, from his commentary on “totalitarian” environmentalists.

Friday, August 19, 2022

On Medium: A Toast to Trustworthy Movie Reviews

Here's an article that appreciates the informed, inspired, relevant, entertaining movie review, to an art form that's disappearing in a void of cynicism and disposable contents.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

On Medium: How the Fear of Death Adds to the Mystery of Consciousness

Here's an article about how the instinctive fear--and even inconceivability--of our death supports a mysterian deflation of the metaphysical mystery of conscious states.

Monday, August 15, 2022

On Medium: Deconstructing Bishop Baron’s Case for Christianity

Read on about Thomism, religious analogies, and the Church’s bait-and-switch between the elite philosopher's necessary being and the personal God of vulgar Christianity.

Friday, August 12, 2022

On Medium: How a Commercial Success Can be an Artistic and a Moral Travesty

Read on about how Ayodeji Awosika’s writing advice traps new writers with a bait-and-switch tactic, as he presupposes the dubious neoliberal standards of copywriting.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

On Medium: Why Not Even Catholic Casuistry Can Hide the Scope of Human Freedom

Here's an article about the Church’s Orwellian propaganda, as displayed by the Catholic Encyclopedia and Pope Francis’s lame attempt to tame secularism.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

On Medium: Why We Should Reject the Conceit of "Objective Truth"

Here's an article about the evolution of tracking, mapping, and understanding, life’s role in the greater evolution of nonlife, and the need for a pragmatic theory of truth.

Friday, August 5, 2022

On Medium: A Toast to Introverts

Read on for a toast to the shy, sensitive, awkward losers in life who are overlooked because they prefer signal to noise, and are snubbed for seeing too deeply.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

On Medium: Why Does Jordan Peterson Resent His Critics?

Here's an article that explains the oddities of Peterson’s anger and tears, by hypothesizing that he has a scientistic God complex and an authoritarian personality.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

On Medium: Jordan Peterson’s Normalizing of Trump’s “Presidency”

Read on about how Peterson, the supposed expert on totalitarianism and personality, ignores two elephants in the room, Trump's authoritarianism and his palpable mental disorders.